The 2020 edition of the festival is scheduled to run from September 18 to 26, with a 30 per cent reduction in screenings and a portion of the festival being held online. The festival's Official Selection will open with Woody Allen's romantic comedy Rifkin's Festival - which is set against a backdrop of the event itself.

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Limbo
Limbo
Omar is a promising young musician. Separated from his Syrian family, he is stuck on a remote Scottish island awaiting the fate of his asylum request. Due to the plaster-cast on his arm, he cannot play his oud and instead wanders the epic landscapes searching for answers to a complex past and daunting future.
Beginning
Beginning
In a sleepy provincial town, a Jehovah Witness community is attacked by an extremist group. In the midst of this conflict, the familiar world of Yana, the wife of the community leader, slowly crumbles.
Nomadland
Nomadland
A woman in her sixties who, after losing everything following the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, lives as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
Simple Passion
Simple Passion
A woman loses her head over a Russian diplomat.
Courtroom 3H
Courtroom 3H
Documentary about the Tallahassee Unified Family Court in Florida, which specialises in judicial cases involving children.
The Calming
The Calming
A young film director makes her way around Japan, China, and Hong Kong after a relationship breakup.
Tragic Jungle
Tragic Jungle
Deep in the Mayan jungle, a lawless territory where myths abound, a group of Mexican gum workers cross paths with Agnes, a mysterious young Belizean woman.
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Faced with an unintended pregnancy and a lack of local support, Autumn and her cousin Skylar embark on a brave, fraught journey across state lines to New York City.
The Truffle Hunters
The Truffle Hunters
In the secret forests of northern Italy, a dwindling group of joyful old men and their faithful dogs search for the world’s most expensive ingredient, the white Alba truffle. Their stories form a real-life fairy tale that celebrates human passion in a fragile land that seems forgotten in time.

San Sebastian Film Festival Features

A woman in the moment
Dea Kulumbegashvili on the international collaboration behind Beginning
Sniffing out secrets
Directors Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw chat about their documentary The Truffle Hunters

San Sebastian Film Festival News

San Sebastian adds titles
Cesc Gay joins line-up as RTVE presentations announced
San Sebastian Official Selection takes shape
Spanish titles bolster line-up
San Sebastian New Directors line-up announced
UK's Ben Sharrock to present second film Limbo
San Sebastian announces titles
Plans going ahead for physical edition of the festival
Viggo Mortensen to receive Donostia
Star will also bring directorial debut to San Sebastian
San Sebastian announces South Korean retrospective
Selection to focus on golden era films of Fifties and Sixties
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Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

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

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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