San Sebastian Film Festival 2019

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Atlantics Atlantics
Atlantics and Ghost Town Anthology
Atlantics (Atlantique, Atlantics: A Ghost Love Story) (Country: Senegal; Year: 2019; Director: Mati Diop; Writer: Mati Diop, Olivier Demangel; Stars: Mame Bineta Sane, Amadou Mbow, Traore, Nicole Sougou, Aminata Kane, Coumba Dieng, Ibrahima Mbaye, Diankou Sembene, Abdou Balde, Babacar Sylla, Arame Fall Faye, Ya Arame Mousse Sene, Babacar Samba, Astou N'Diaye, Khouda Fall)
Love and loss in Dakar are given a supernatural twist.
Bird Island (L'ile Aux Oiseaux) (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2019; Director: Sergio Da Costa, Maya Kosa; Writer: Sergio Da Costa, Maya Kosa; Stars: Emilie Bréthaut, Antonin Ivanidze, Paul Sauteur, Emilie Bréthaut, Antonin Ivanidze, Paul Sauteur)
After a long period of isolation, Antonin, a young man suffering from persisting exhaustion, rediscovers the world at a rehabilitation centre for birds.
Blue Boy (Country: Argentina, Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Manuel Abramovich; Writer: Manuel Abramovich)
Seven Romanian sex workers in Berlin are portrayed while they listen and react to recordings of their own experiences.
Delphine And Carole (Delphine Et Carole, Insoumuses) (Country: France, Switzerland; Year: 2019; Director: Callisto McNulty; Writer: Callisto McNulty, Alexandra Roussopoulos, Géronimo Roussopoulos; Stars: Carole Roussopoulos, Delphine Seyrig, Chantal Akerman, Pierre Bellemare, Juliet Berto, Ellen Burstyn, Simone de Beauvoir, Liliane de Kermadec, Michel Drucker, Marie Dubois, Marguerite Duras, Jean-Pierre Elkabbach, Jane Fonda, Françoise Giroud, Christian Guy)
The meeting between the actress Delphine Seyrig and the video artist Carole Roussopoulos drives us to the heart of the feminism of the 1970s.
First Love (Hatsukoi) (Country: Japan, UK; Year: 2019; Director: Takashi Miike; Writer: Masaru Nakamura; Stars: Masataka Kubota, Nao Omori, Shota Sometani, Sakurako Konishi, Becky, Jun Murakami, Sansei Shiomi, Seiyo Uchino)
Set over one night in Tokyo, we follow Leo, a young boxer down on his luck as he meets his ‘first love’ Monica, a call girl and an addict but still an innocent. Little does Leo know, Monica is unwittingly caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme, and the two are pursued through the night by a corrupt cop, a yakuza, his nemesis, and a female assassin sent by the Chinese Triads.
Giraffe Giraffe
Giraffe and Bird Island
Ghost Town Anthology (Répertoire des villes disparues) (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Denis Côté; Writer: Denis Côté; Stars: Robert Naylor, Diane Lavallée, Rémi Goulet, Jocelyne Zucco, Josée Deschênes, Jean-Michel Anctil, Rachel Graton, Hubert Proulx, Normand Carrière, Larissa Corriveau, Robert Naylor, Diane Lavallée, Rémi Goulet, Jocelyne Zucco, Josée Deschênes)
After a man dies in a car accident, time seems to lose all meaning for the residents of a small town... and then strangers begin to appear.
Giraffe (Country: Germany, Denmark; Year: 2019; Director: Anna Sofie Hartmann; Writer: Anna Sofie Hartmann; Stars: Lisa Loven Kongsli, Jakub Gierszal, Maren Eggert, Christoph Bach, Daniel Hoevels, Hans Christian Bentsen, Janusz Chojnacki, Natalia Ciepiel, Juni Dahr, Janne Ellehammer, Juliane Elting, Mariusz Zorro Feldmann, Bjarne Hansen, Bjarne Hansen, Gina Henkel, Yaowalak May Hlonghkam)
A Danish summer: A tunnel is being built to connect Denmark and Germany. An ethnologist comes to the island of Lolland to study its inhabitants and record their traditions and objects.
The Golden Legend (Leyenda Dorada) (Country: Spain; Year: 2019; Director: Ion De Sosa, Chema García Ibarra; Writer: Chema García Ibarra; Stars: Nuria Rey Burgos, Laura Molano Chancal, Carlos Lebrón Lázaro, María Ángeles Rosco, Al Sarcoli, Cristina Canchal Solís, Jara Valiente, Javier Valiente, Natalia Valiente, Nuria Rey Burgos, Laura Molano Chancal, Carlos Lebrón Lázaro, María Ángeles Rosco, Al Sarcoli, Cristina Canchal Solís)
Drama against the backdrop of a summer's day at a swimming pool.
Isadora's Children (Les Enfants D'Isadora) (Country: France, South Korea; Year: 2019; Director: Damien Manivel; Writer: Damien Manivel; Stars: Agathe Bonitzer, Manon Carpentier, Julien Dieudonné, Marika Rizzi, Elsa Wolliaston, Agathe Bonitzer, Manon Carpentier, Julien Dieudonné, Marika Rizzi, Elsa Wolliaston)
Following the death of her two children in April 1913, the legendary dancer, Isadora Duncan, created a farewell solo entitled Mother in which, in a moment of extreme tenderness, a mother cradles her child for the last time before letting him go. A century later, four women encounter the heartrending dance.
I Was At Home, But (Country: Germany, Serbia; Year: 2019; Director: Angela Schanelec; Writer: Angela Schanelec; Stars: Franz Rogowski, Alan Williams, Devid Striesow, Lilith Stangenberg, Wolfgang Michael, Maren Eggert, Nicolas Wackerbarth, Dane Komljen, Thorbjörn Björnsson, Ann-Kristin Reyels, Ursula Renneke, Jakob Lassalle, Esther Buss, Marcel Kohler, Jelena Kuljic)
After having disappeared for a week, Astrid’s 13-year-old son Phillip returns home without saying a word...
I Was At Home, But I Was At Home, But
I Was At Home, But and Zombi Child
Lursaguak (Country: Spain; Year: 2019; Director: Izibene Oñederra)
As Hélène Cixous would say, we precisely live in this time when the conceptual basis of an age-old culture is being undermined by millions of moles of a species never seen before.
Our Defeats (Nos Defaites) (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Jean-Gabriel Périot; Stars: Swann Agha, Natasha Andraos, Ghaïs Bertout-Ourabah, Jackson Ellis, Julie Escobedo, Rosalie Magnan, Alaa Mansour, Marine Rouie, Floricia Yamondo, Martin Zellner, Swann Agha, Natasha Andraos, Ghaïs Bertout-Ourabah, Jackson Ellis, Julie Escobedo)
A picture of our relationship with politics through a game involving the restaging, by secondary school students, of extracts of films made post-May ’68, interspersed with interviews with these young actors.
Play (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Anthony Marciano; Writer: Max Boublil, Anthony Marciano; Stars: Max Boublil, Alice Isaaz, Malik Zidi, Arthur Périer, Noémie Lvovsky, Alain Chabat, Camille Lou, Jules Porier, Alexandre Desrousseaux, Thomas Vandenberghe, Kalvin Winson, Loubna Fares, Gabriel Brunet, Gabriel Caballero, Mathias Barthélémy)
In 1993, Max was 13 when he was offered his first camera. For 25 years he will not stop filming.
Private Fiction (Ficción Privada) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2019; Director: Andrés Di Tella; Writer: Andrés Di Tella)
Over several days and nights, an actor and an actress read the correspondence between Torcuato and Kamala, the film director's parents, he from Argentina, and she from India.
The Prosecutor, The President And The Spy (La Fiscal, El Presidente Y La Espia) (Country: Spain, Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Justin Webster)
A prosecutor investigating a terrorist bombing accuses the Argentinian president of colluding with Iran. Four days later, he's found dead. Six-episode series.
Lursaguak Lursaguak
Lursaguak and First Love
Shakti (Country: Argentina, Chile; Year: 2019; Director: Martín Rejtman; Writer: Martín Rejtman; Stars: Ignacio Solmonese, Laura Visconti, Valentina Posleman, Pablo Moseinco, Emma Luisa Rivero, Patricio Penna, Miel Bargman, Alejandra Flechner, Susana Pampín, Ignacio Solmonese, Laura Visconti, Valentina Posleman, Pablo Moseinco, Emma Luisa Rivero, Patricio Penna)
Federico decides to break up with his girlfriend Magda, but she beats him to it. Federico falls into a deep depression. However, his life starts to change when he finds in his freezer the frozen potato knishes that his grandmother had given him a few months before her death.
Urpean Lurra (Country: Spain; Year: 2019; Director: Maddi Barber; Writer: Maddi Barber)
Almost two decades ago, the Itoiz dam flooded seven villages and three natural reservoirs on the Pyrenean hillside in Navarra. The ecologist group Solidari@s con Itoiz made a video document of the fight against its construction. Today, those who were there dream of the land lying beneath the water. Their voices and gestures come together to tell the tale of an individual and collective mourning still suffered today.
The Wild Goose Lake (Nan Fang Chez Han De Ju Hui) (Country: China; Year: 2019; Director: Yi'nan Diao; Writer: Yi'nan Diao; Stars: Fan Liao, Hugh Hu, Lun-Mei Kwei)
Tale about a gangster on the run.
Zombi Child (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Bertrand Bonello; Writer: Bertrand Bonello)
Haiti, 1962. A man is brought back from the dead only to be sent to the living hell of the sugarcane fields. In Paris, 55 years later, at a boarding school, a Haitian girl confesses an old family secret to a group of new friends – never imagining that this strange tale will convince a heartbroken classmate to do the unthinkable.

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Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

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