San Sebastian Film Festival 2021

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Arthur Rambo (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Laurent Cantet; Writer: Fanny Burdino, Laurent Cantet, Samuel Doux; Stars: Sofian Khammes, Rabah Nait Oufella, Antoine Reinartz, Anaël Snoek, Aleksandra Yermak, Sofian Khammes, Rabah Nait Oufella, Antoine Reinartz, Anaël Snoek, Aleksandra Yermak)
Who is this Karim D? The new young writer whom the media can't get enough of? Or his alias, Arthur Rambo, the author of old hate-fuelled messages which are dredged up, one day, from social media websites?
As In Heaven (Country: Denmark; Year: 2021; Director: Tea Lindeburg; Writer: Marie Bregendahl, Tea Lindeburg; Stars: Flora Ofelia Hofmann Lindahl, Ida Cæcilie Rasmussen, Palma Lindeburg Leth, Anna-Olivia Øster Coakley, Flora Augusta, Kirsten Olesen, Lisbet Dahl, Stine Fischer Christensen, Thure Lindhardt, Albert Rudbeck Lindhardt, Emil Hornemann Juel, Alfred Røssel Læsø, Ingrid Thunbo Ilskov, Ida Hornemann Juel, Villads Røygaard)
One day at the end of the 1800s, 14-year-old Lise’s life is changed forever after her mother experiences problems in labour.
Benediction (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Terence Davies; Writer: Terence Davies; Stars: Peter Capaldi, Kate Phillips, Jeremy Irvine, Geraldine James, Gemma Jones, Jack Lowden, Ben Daniels, Anton Lesser, Lia Williams, Simon Russell Beale, Kellie Shirley, Matthew Tennyson, Suzanne Bertish, Harry Lawtey, Tom Blyth)
Siegfried Sassoon biopic.
Blue Moon (Country: Romania; Year: 2021; Director: Alina Grigore; Writer: Alina Grigore; Stars: Ioana Chitu, Ioana Flora, Vlad Ivanov, Emil Mandanac, Ioana Ilinca Neacsu, Mircea Postelnicu, Mircea Silaghi, Robi Urs, Ioana Chitu, Ioana Flora, Vlad Ivanov, Emil Mandanac, Ioana Ilinca Neacsu, Mircea Postelnicu, Mircea Silaghi)
s. Irina struggles to achieve higher education and escape the violence of her dysfunctional family.
Camila Comes Out At Night (Country: Argentina; Year: 2021; Director: Inés María Barrionuevo; Writer: Andrés Aloi, Inés María Barrionuevo; Stars: Nina Dziembrowski, Adriana Ferrer, Carolina Rojas, Federico Sack, Maite Valero)
When her grandmother falls seriously ill, Camila must move to Buenos Aires, leaving her friends and an easy-going comprehensive school for a traditional private institution. Camila’s ferocious but immature temperament will be put to the test.
The Daughter (La Hija) (Country: Spain; Year: 2021; Director: Manuel Martín Cuenca; Writer: Alejandro Hernández, Manuel Martín Cuenca, Félix Vidal; Stars: Javier Gutiérrez, Patricia López Arnaiz, María Morales, Juan Carlos Villanueva, Irene Virgüez, Darien Asian, Sofian El Benaissati, Javier Gutiérrez, Patricia López Arnaiz, María Morales, Juan Carlos Villanueva, Irene Virgüez, Darien Asian, Sofian El Benaissati)
Irene is 15 years old and lives in a centre for juvenile offenders. She has just realised that she’s pregnant and is determined to turn her life around with the help of Javier, one of the centre educators.
Not in competition
Earwig (Country: UK, France, Belgium; Year: 2021; Director: Lucile Hadzihalilovic; Writer: Brian Catling, Geoff Cox, Lucile Hadzihalilovic; Stars: Romola Garai, Alex Lawther, Paul Hilton, Martin Verset, Romola Garai, Alex Lawther, Paul Hilton, Martin Verset)
Somewhere in Europe, mid-20th century. Albert is employed to look after Mia, a girl with teeth of ice. Mia never leaves their apartment, where the shutters are always closed. The telephone rings regularly and the Master enquires after Mia’s wellbeing. Until the day Albert is instructed that he must prepare the child to leave...
The Eyes Of Tammy Faye (Country: Canada, US; Year: 2021; Director: Michael Showalter; Writer: Abe Sylvia, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato; Stars: Jessica Chastain, Vincent D'Onofrio, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones, Sam Jaeger, Fredric Lehne, Randy Havens, Louis Cancelmi, Chandler Head, Gabriel Olds, Joe Ando-Hirsh, Jay Huguley, Coley Campany, Kevin J O'Connor, Keith D Dooley)
An intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker.
Fever Dream (Country: Chile, Spain, US; Year: 2021; Director: Claudia Llosa; Writer: Claudia Llosa, Samanta Schweblin; Stars: María Valverde, Guillermo Pfening, Dolores Fonzi, Germán Palacios, Guillermina Sorribes Liotta)
A young woman lies dying far from home. A boy sits beside her. She is not his mother. He is not her child. Together, they tell a haunting story of broken souls, an invisible threat and the power and desperation of family.
Fire On The Plain (Country: China; Year: 2021; Director: Zhang Ji; Writer: Cao Liu, Li Baiyang , Shuang Xuetao , Zhang Ji; Stars: Zhou Dongyu, Liu Haoran)
China, 1997. A series of murders strikes the city of Fentun. The crimes mysteriously stop without the authorities having been able to find the perpetrator. Eight years later, a young police officer, close to one of the victims, decides to reopen the investigation.
La Fortuna (Country: Spain; Year: 2021; Director: Alejandro Amenábar; Writer: Alejandro Amenábar, Guillermo Corral, Alejandro Hernández; Stars: Pedro Casablanc, Karra Elejalde, Álvaro Mel, T'Nia Miller, Clarke Peters, Ana Polvorosa, Blanca Portillo, Manolo Solo, Mari Carmen Sánchez, Stanley Tucci, Juan Carlos Vellido, Duncan Pow, Indy Lewis, David Comrie, Jimmy Shaw)
Álex Ventura, a young and inexperienced diplomat, becomes the leader of a mission that will test his convictions: to recover the underwater treasure stolen by Frank Wild, a fortune hunter who travels the world looting common heritage from the depths of the sea.
Not in competition
The Good Boss (El buen patrón) (Country: Spain; Year: 2021; Director: Fernando León de Aranoa; Writer: Fernando León de Aranoa; Stars: Javier Bardem, Manolo Solo, María de Nati, Fernando Albizu, Sonia Almarcha, Almudena Amor, Celso Bugallo, Óscar de la Fuente, Mara Guil, Dalit Streett Tejeda, Daniel Chamorro, Yaël Belicha, Tarik Rmili, Martín Páez, Rafa Castejón)
Trouble brews at a factory after a boss finds himself in line for an award for excellence.
The Grandmother (La Abuela) (Country: Spain; Year: 2021; Director: Paco Plaza; Writer: Carlos Vermut; Stars: Karina Kolokolchykova, Chacha Huang, Almudena Amor, Vera Valdez, Michael Collis, Karina Kolokolchykova, Chacha Huang, Almudena Amor, Vera Valdez, Michael Collis)
A woman's trip to care for her grandmother turns into a terrifying nightmare.
I Want to Talk About Duras (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Claire Simon; Stars: Emmanuelle Devos, Swann Arlaud, Emmanuelle Devos, Swann Arlaud)
Portrait of the complex romantic relationship between epochal experimental novelist and filmmaker Marguerite Duras and her much younger, homosexual partner, Yann Andréa.
Las Leyes De La Frontera (Country: Spain; Year: 2021; Director: Daniel Monzón; Writer: Javier Cercas, Jorge Guerricaechevarría; Stars: Begoña Vargas, Pep Tosar, Marcos Ruiz, Daniel Ibáñez, Guillermo Lasheras, Chechu Salgado, Cintia García, Víctor Manuel Pajares, Jorge Aparicio, Diego Molina Garau, Carlos Oviedo, Xavier Martín)
Love triangle set in the summer of 1978.
Not in competition
Maixabel (Country: Spain; Year: 2021; Director: Icíar Bollaín; Writer: Icíar Bollaín, Isa Campo; Stars: Blanca Portillo, Luis Tosar, María Cerezuela, Urko Olazabal, Bruno Sevilla, Mikel Bustamante, Paule Barcenilla)
A woman whose husband was assassinated by ETA agrees to meet one of the murderers.
One Second (Country: China, Hong Kong SAR China; Year: 2020; Director: Zhang Yimou; Writer: Zhang Yimou, Zou Jingzhi; Stars: Zhang Yi, Fan Wei)
A prisoner escapes from a labour camp and forges an unexpected relationship with a young vagabond.
Opening night film
Rosa Rosae: A Spanish Civil War Legacy (Rosa Rosae. La guerra civil) (Country: Spain; Year: 2021; Director: Fiorela Gianuzzi, Carlos Saura)
Saura creates and recovers more than 30 images, drawings and photographs that he prints, manipulates, plays with and subsequently films, to produce a story which, while recreating the Spanish Civil War, could also reflect the horrors of universal conflict, seen through the eyes of a child and his surroundings.
Opening night film. Not in competition
Undercover (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Thierry de Peretti; Writer: Hubert Avoine, Emmanuel Fansten, Thierry de Peretti; Stars: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Mylène Jampanoï, Vincent Lindon, Julie Moulier, Pio Marmaï, Roschdy Zem, Marilyne Canto, Alexis Manenti, Lucie Gallo, Philippe Petit, Frédéric Norbert)
October 2015. French Customs seized seven tons of cannabis in the heart of the capital. The same day, Hubert Antoine, a former mole with a hazy past, contacts Stéphane Vilner, journalist at Libération. He claims to be able to demonstrate the existence of the State's drug trafficking led by Jacques Billard, media figure and high-ranking French police officer. Suspicious at first, the young journalist finally dives into the investigation.
Who's Stopping Us (Quien Lo Impede) (Country: Spain; Year: 2021; Director: Jonás Trueba; Stars: Candela Recio, Pablo Hoyos, Silvio Aguilar, Pablo Gavira, Claudia Navarro, Marta Casado, Rony-Michelle Pinzaru, Javier Sánchez)
Somewhere between documentary, fiction and pure testimonial record, the young adolescents show themselves the way they really are, the way we rarely see them, or the way they let us see them: taking advantage of the film camera to show off the best of themselves and renew our trust in the future.
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