San Sebastian Film Festival 2020

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Beginning Beginning
Beginning and Courtroom 3H
Akelarre (Country: Spain; Year: 2020; Director: Pablo Agüero; Writer: Pablo Agüero, Katell Guillou; Stars: Alex Brendemühl, Iñigo de la Iglesia, Daniel Fanego, Daniel Chamorro, Amaia Aberasturi, Jone Laspiur, Lorea Ibarra, Yune Nogueiras, Asier Oruesagasti, Garazi Urkola, Elena Uriz, Irati Saez de Urabain, Alex Brendemühl, Iñigo de la Iglesia, Daniel Fanego)
Basque Country, 1609. The men of the region are at sea. Ana joins other girls from the village to dance in the woods. Judge Rostegui, given the task of purifying the region by the King, arrests the women and accuses them of witchcraft.
Another Round (Druk) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2020; Director: Thomas Vinterberg; Writer: Tobias Lindholm, Thomas Vinterberg; Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Lars Ranthe, Magnus Millang, Maria Bonnevie, Susse Wold, Helene Reingaard Neumann, Albert Rudbeck Lindhardt, Frederik Winther Rasmussen, Ole Dupont, Martin Greis-Rosenthal, Diêm Camille G., Morten Thunbo, Christiane Gjellerup Koch, Michael Asmussen)
Martin and three of his friends, all weary high school teachers, embark on an experiment to maintain a constant level of intoxication throughout the workday.
Any Crybabies Around? (Nakuko Wa Ineega) (Year: 2020; Director: Takumo Sato)
A man is caught on live national TV naked and drunk in the middle of the sacred Namahage festival. Tasuku, a young father, is ostracised for shaming the village and its tradition and flees to Tokyo alone. Two years later he returns to his hometown...
Beginning (Dasatskisi) (Country: Georgia, France; Year: 2020; Director: Dea Kulumbegashvili; Writer: Dea Kulumbegashvili, Rati Oneli; Stars: Ia Sukhitashvili, Rati Oneli, Kakha Kintsurashvili, Saba Gogichaishvili)
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.
Courtroom 3H (Country: Spain, US; Year: 2020; Director: Antonio Méndez Esparza; Writer: Antonio Méndez Esparza)
Documentary about the Tallahassee Unified Family Court in Florida, which specialises in judicial cases involving children.
Simple Passion Simple Passion
Simple Passion and Another Round
Crock Of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane McGowan (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Julien Temple; Stars: Shane MacGowan)
Documentary about The Pogues frontman.
Forgotten We'll Be (Country: Colombia; Year: 2020; Director: Fernando Trueba; Writer: Héctor Abad Faciolince, David Trueba; Stars: Javier Cámara, Sebastián Giraldo, Aida Morales, Patricia Tamayo, Juan Pablo Urrego, Javier Cámara, Sebastián Giraldo, Aida Morales, Patricia Tamayo, Juan Pablo Urrego)
The life of Héctor Abad Gómez, a prominent doctor and human rights activist in the violent Medellin of the 70s.
Closing gala
The Great Fellove (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Matt Dillon)
Documentary chronicling the musical career of Cuban scat singer and showman Francisco Fellove and the recording of his last album.
Special screening
In The Dusk (Country: Lithuania, Czech Republic, France, Serbia, Portugal, Latvia; Year: 2020; Director: Sharunas Bartas)
Lithuania, 1948. War is over, but the country is left in ruins. Untė, 19, is a member of the Partisan movement resisting Soviet  occupation. They do not fight on equal terms, but this desperate struggle will determine the future of the whole population.
Patria (Country: Spain; Year: 2020; Director: Aitor Gabilondo; Writer: Fernando Aramburu, Aitor Gabilondo; Stars: Susana Abaitua, Iñigo Arambarri, Ane Gabarain, Elena Irureta, Mikel Laskurain, Loreto Mauleón, Jon Olivares, Eneko Sagardoy, José Ramón Soroiz, Alvar Gordejuela, Alba Brunet, Adolfo Fernández, Jesús Gallo, Fernando Guallar, Begoña Maestre)
The day ETA announces its plan to give up weapons, Bittori heads for the cemetery to tell the tomb of her husband, El Txato, murdered by the terrorists, that she has decided to return to the village where they had lived their whole lives. Can she live alongside those who hounded her before and after the attack that shattered her life, and that of her family?
Special screening
Akelarre Akelarre
Akelarre and The Great Fellove
Rifkin's Festival (Country: US, Spain, Italy; Year: 2020; Director: Woody Allen; Writer: Woody Allen; Stars: Gina Gershon, Christoph Waltz, Wallace Shawn, Steve Guttenberg, Elena Anaya, Richard Kind, Louis Garrel, Damian Chapa, Georgina Amorós, Sergi López, Bobby Slayton, Andrea Trepat, Douglas McGrath, Yan Tual, Ben Temple)
The story of a couple who attend San Sebastian Film Festival only to find their romance tested.
Out of competition. Opening gala
Riot Police (Country: Spain; Year: 2020; Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen)
TV series. Six riot police proceed with an eviction in the centre of Madrid, but things go wrong and a man loses his life. An Internal Affairs team is given the task of investigating the facts and the six riot police are accused of manslaughter.
Out of competition
Simple Passion (Passion Simple) (Country: France, Belgium, Lebanon; Year: 2020; Director: Danielle Arbid; Writer: Danielle Arbid, Annie Ernaux; Stars: Laetitia Dosch, Sergei Polunin, Lou-Teymour Thion, Caroline Ducey, Grégoire Colin)
A woman loses her head over a Russian diplomat.
Summer Of 85 (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2020; Director: François Ozon; Writer: Aidan Chambers, François Ozon; Stars: Félix Lefebvre, Benjamin Voisin, Philippine Velge, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Melvil Poupaud, Isabelle Nanty, Laurent Fernandez, Aurore Broutin, Bruno Lochet, Yoann Zimmer, Antoine Simoni, Patrick Zimmermann, Samuel Brafman-Moutier, Félix Lefebvre, Benjamin Voisin)
When 16-year-old Alexis capsizes off the coast of Normandy, 18-year-old David heroically saves him. Alexis has just met the friend of his dreams. But will the dream last for more than one summer?
Supernova (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Harry Macqueen; Writer: Harry Macqueen; Stars: Stanley Tucci, Colin Firth, James Dreyfus, Pippa Haywood, Sarah Woodward, Tina Louise Owens, Julie Hannan, John Alan Roberts, Ian Drysdale, Lori Campbell, Daneka Etchells, Peter MacQueen, Nina Marlin, Stanley Tucci, Colin Firth)
Old friends Sam and Tusker go on a road trip to make the most of their time together two years after Tusker was diagnosed with early-onset dementia.
We Will Never Die We Will Never Die
We Will Never Die and Patria
True Mothers (Asa Ga Kuru) (Country: Japan; Year: 2020; Director: Naomi Kawase; Stars: Arata Iura, Hiroko Nakajima, Miyoko Asada, Hiromi Nagasaku, Aju Makita, Gô Rijû, Taketo Tanaka, Tetsu Hirahara, Reo Sato, Ren Komai)
After a long and unsuccessful struggle to get pregnant, Satoko and her husband decide to adopt a baby boy. A few years later, their parenthood is shaken by the arrival of a woman claiming to be the child's biological mother.
We Are Who We Are (Country: Italy, US; Year: 2020; Director: Luca Guadagnino; Writer: Sean Conway, Paolo Giordano, Luca Guadagnino; Stars: Jack Dylan Grazer, Jordan Kristine Seamón, Chloë Sevigny, Alice Braga, Spence Moore II, Kid Cudi, Faith Alabi, Francesca Scorsese, Corey Knight, Tom Mercier, Beatrice Barichella, Sebastiano Pigazzi, Vittoria Bottin, Benjamin L. Taylor II, Jared McNeill)
A pair of friends who are struggling with their gender identities pretend to be a couple to avoid scrutiny.
We Will Never Die (Nosotros Nunca Moriremos) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2020; Director: Eduardo Crespo; Writer: Lionel Braverman, Eduardo Crespo, Santiago Loza; Stars: Brian Alba, Romina Escobar, Jésica Frickel, Giovanni Pelizzari, Rodrigo Santana, Brian Alba, Romina Escobar, Jésica Frickel, Giovanni Pelizzari, Rodrigo Santana)
A boy and his mum undertake a trip to the village where his elder brother recently died.
Wuhai (Country: China; Year: 2020; Director: Ziyang Zhou; Writer: Ziyang Zhou; Stars: Xuan Huang, Zishan Yang, Tumen, Xuan Huang, Zishan Yang, Tumen)
A happily married man gets into trouble when he partners with a friend in a commerical lending business.
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