San Sebastian Film Festival 2021

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Wheel Of Fortune And Fantasy Wheel Of Fortune And Fantasy
Wheel Of Fortune And Fantasy and The Power Of The Dog
Are You Lonesome Tonight? (Country: China; Year: 2021; Director: Wen Shipei; Writer: Noé Dodson, Wang Yinuo , WenShipei , Zhao Binghao; Stars: Eddie Peng, Sylvia Chang, Wang Yanhui , Jiang Peiyao)
A young man who believes he has caused a fatal accident develops an ambiguous relationship with the dead man's widow.
Benedetta (Country: France, Netherlands; Year: 2021; Director: Paul Verhoeven; Writer: David Birke and Paul Verhoeven, based on he book by Judoth C Brown; Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Lambert Wilson, Virginie Efira, Daphne Patakia, Olivier Rabourdin)
A 17th-century nun in Italy suffers from disturbing religious and erotic visions. She is assisted by a companion, and the relationship between the two women develops into a romantic love affair.
Between Two Worlds (Ouistreham) (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Emmanuel Carrère; Writer: Florence Aubenas, Emmanuel Carrère, Hélène Devynck; Stars: Juliette Binoche)
Marianne Winckler, a well-known author, goes to live in northern France to research for her new book on the subject of job insecurity. Without revealing her true identity, she gets hired as a cleaner, working with a group of other women.
The Crusade (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Louis Garrel; Writer: Jean-Claude Carrière, Louis Garrel; Stars: Laetitia Casta, Joseph Engel, Louis Garrel, Ilinka Lony, Julia Boème, Lionel Dray, Clémence Jeanguillaume, Lazare Minoungou, Farid Bouzenad, Basilis Athanassiadis, Patrice Trohel, Oumy Bruni Garrel, Gloria Deparis, Emiliano Laurenti, Mathieu Maricau)
Abel and Marianne discover that their 13-year-old son Joseph has secretly sold their most precious possessions. They soon find out that Joseph is not the only one - all over the world, hundreds of children have joined forces to finance a mysterious project. Their mission is to save the planet.
Drive My Car (Doraibu Mai Kâ) (Country: Japan; Year: 2021; Director: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi; Writer: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi and takamasa Oe, based on the book by Haruki Murakami; Stars: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Masaki Okada, Reika Kirishima, Tôko Miura)
Nishijima Hidetoshi as a stage actor and director happily married to his playwright wife . Then one day the wife disappears.
The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground and The French Dispatch
Everything Went Fine (Tout S'est Bien Passé) (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: François Ozon; Writer: François Ozon, based on the book by Emmanuèle Bernheim; Stars: Sophie Marceau, Charlotte Rampling, Hanna Schygulla, André Dussollier)
A father asks for help to die.
The French Dispatch (Country: Germany, US; Year: 2021; Director: Wes Anderson; Writer: Wes Anderson, Jason Schwartzman, Roman Coppola, Hugh Guinness; Stars: Timothée Chalamet, Elisabeth Moss, Frances McDormand, Saoirse Ronan, Léa Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Benicio Del Toro, Christoph Waltz, Willem Dafoe, Bill Murray)
A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th Century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in the French Dispatch magazine.
Jane By Charlotte (Jane par Charlotte) (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Charlotte Gainsbourg; Stars: Jane Birkin, Charlotte Gainsbourg)
The director's portrait of her mother.
Lost Illusions (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2021; Director: Xavier Giannoli; Writer: Xavier Giannoli, based on the novel by Honoré de Balzac; Stars: Benjamin Voisin, Cécile de France, Vincent Lacoste, Xavier Dolan, Salomé Dewaels, Jeanne Balibar, Gérard Depardieu, André Marcon, Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Jean-François Stévenin, Alexis Barbosa, Marie Cornillon, Saïd Amadis, Morgane de Vargas, Raphaël Magnabosco)
A poet finds his opinion of the world and himself challenged after he moves from the provinces to Paris.
Petite Maman (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Céline Sciamma; Writer: Céline Sciamma; Stars: Gabrielle Sanz, Joséphine Sanz, Nina Meurisse, Stéphane Varupenne, Margot Abascal,)
Something magical happens to a young girl after the death of her grandma.
Petite Maman Petite Maman
Petite Maman and Red Rocket
The Power Of The Dog (Country: UK, Australia, US, Canada, New Zealand; Year: 2021; Director: Jane Campion; Writer: Jane Campion, Thomas Savage; Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirsten Dunst, Thomasin McKenzie, Keith Carradine, Frances Conroy,)
A widow and her son are tormented by her new husband’s sullen and bullying brother.
The Rezort (Country: Spain, UK, Belgium; Year: 2015; Director: Steve Barker; Writer: Paul Gerstenberger; Stars: Dougray Scott, Jessica De Gouw, Martin McCann, Bentley Kalu, Jassa Ahluwalia, Sam Douglas, Claire Goose, Shane Zaza, Jamie Ward, Elen Rhys, Richard Laing, Sean Power, Robert Firth, Patrick Holland, Derek Siow)
Trouble brews on a zombie safari.
Red Rocket (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Sean Baker; Writer: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch; Stars: Simon Rex, Suzanna Son, Bree Elrod, Brenda Deiss, Ethan Darbone)
A washed-up ex-porn star tries to get his life back together in his hometown, sparking trouble for those in his orbit.
The Restless (Les Intranquilles, De Peur qu'Il Ne Sauve) (Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg; Year: 2021; Director: Joachim Lafosse; Writer: Lou Du Pontavice, Juliette Goudot, Pablo Guarise, Joachim Lafosse, Chloé Leonil, Anne-Lise Morin, François Pirot; Stars: Damien Bonnard, Leïla Bekhti, Gabriel Merz Chammah Patrick Descamps, Alexandre Gavras)
A family struggles with the father's bipolar disorder.
Titane (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2021; Director: Julia Ducournau; Writer: Julia Ducournau; Stars: Vincent Lindon, Nathalie Boyer, Dominique Frot, Anaïs Fabre)
A woman becomes pregnant after having sex with a car.
Between Two Worlds Between Two Worlds
Between Two Worlds and Drive My Car
The Velvet Underground (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Todd Haynes; Writer: Todd Haynes; Stars: Lou Reed, John Cale, Maureen Tucker, Sterling Morrison)
Cinematic collage that is as much about New York of the period as it is about the rise and fall of the seminal band.
Wheel Of Fortune And Fantasy (Guzen to sozo) (Country: Japan; Year: 2021; Director: Ryusuke Hamaguchi; Writer: Ryusuke Hamaguchi; Stars: Kotone Furukawa, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Fusako Urabe)
An unexpected love triangle, a failed honey trap and an encounter that results from a misunderstanding are the three episodes, told in three movements to depict three female characters and trace the trajectories between their choices and regrets.

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