San Sebastian Film Festival 2021

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Returning To Reims (Fragments) Returning To Reims (Fragments)
Returning To Reims (Fragments) and Playground
107 Mothers (Cenzorka) (Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic, Ukraine; Year: 2021; Director: Péter Kerekes; Writer: Péter Kerekes, Ivan Ostrochovský, Ivan Ostrochovský; Stars: Maryna Klimova, Iryna Kiryazeva, Lyubov Vasylyna, Maryna Klimova, Iryna Kiryazeva, Lyubov Vasylyna)
A woman begins a jail sentence having just given birth to her first child.
Bad Luck Banging Or Loony Porn (Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc) (Country: Romania, Croatia, Czech Republic, Luxembourg; Year: 2021; Director: Radu Jude; Writer: Radu Jude; Stars: Tudorel Filimon, Claudia Ieremia, Olimpia Malai, Ilinca Manolache, Daniela Ionita Marcu, Katia Pascariu, Alexandru Potocean, Nicodim Ungureanu, Andi Vasluianu, Dana Voicu)
Emi, a school teacher, finds her career and reputation under threat after a personal sex tape is leaked on the Internet.
The Cormorant (Country: France, Italy; Year: 2021; Director: Lubna Playoust; Writer: Lubna Playoust; Stars: Anatole Karmitz, Mireille Perrier, Lubna Playoust, Robinson Stévenin)
A mother and her son are secluded in their house on an isolated island where two moments of their lives will intertwine.
The Crossing (La Traversee) (Country: France, Czech Republic, Germany; Year: 2021; Director: Florence Miailhe; Writer: Marie Desplechin, Florence Miailhe)
Fleeing their village, two children are separated from their parents and embark on a heroic journey.
Day Is Done (Country: China; Year: 2020; Director: Dalei Zhang; Writer: Dalei Zhang; Stars: Weiyi Kong, Chen Zhang, Yanyun Guo, Hua Zhao, Mengfu Hao, Xuejian Li)
Xiao Lei returns to his grandfather's house. It is still the same compound and family, but wrinkles have formed on his parents' faces. Xiao Lei, who is never without his nunchucks, has grown up. Life in grandpa's little house was always calm and slow; even the trivial daily routines between the family members are gentle and warm.
The Souvenir: Part II The Souvenir: Part II
The Souvenir: Part II and Unclenching The Fists
The Great Movement (El Gran Movimiento) (Country: Bolivia, France, Qatar, Switzerland; Year: 2021; Director: Kiro Russo)
Mystical portrait of the contemporary central South American cityscape and those who work within its bowels and environs.
Haruhara-san’s Recorder (Country: Japan; Year: 2021; Director: Kyoshi Sugita; Writer: Kyoshi Sugita; Stars: Chika Araki, Saho Ito, Takenori Kaneko, Minako Niibe, Chika Araki, Saho Ito, Takenori Kaneko, Minako Niibe)
Portrait of a young woman’s interior world.
Heltzear (Country: Spain; Year: 2021; Director: Mikel Gurrea; Writer: Mikel Gurrea; Stars: Mikel Arruti, Oier de Santiago, Haizea Oses)
San Sebastian, the year 2000. The Basque conflict is ongoing. While writing a letter to her absent brother, Sara, a 15-year-old mountain climber, trains for the hardest ascent of her life.
Mi Iubita, Mon Amour (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Noémie Merlant; Writer: Gimi-Nicole Covaci, Noémie Merlant; Stars: Gimi-Nicole Covaci, Noémie Merlant, Sanda Codreanu, Clara Lama-Schmit, Alexia Lefaix)
Jeanne is traveling to Romania to celebrate her bachelorette party with her friends when she meets Nino and her family. They are worlds away from one another, yet for the two of them it is the beginning of a passionate and timeless summer.
My Friends And The Fire (Le Filles Du Feu) (Year: 2021; Director: Laura Rius)
It has been 10 years since five women last saw each other... when they were 16 they went on a girls' trip - and then everything burned.
Petrov’s Flu Petrov’s Flu
Petrov’s Flu and Vortex
My Uncle Tudor (Country: Hungary, Portugal, Belgium; Year: 2021; Director: Olga Lucovnicova; Writer: Olga Lucovnicova)
After 20 years of silence, the filmmaker returns to the house of her great-grandparents, where she witnessed harmful events that left a deep imprint. Her attempt to overcome the past awaits.
Petrov’s Flu (Country: Switzerland, France, Russia, Germany; Year: 2021; Director: Kirill Serebrennikov; Writer: Kirill Serebrennikov, based on the book by Alexey Salnikov; Stars: Chulpan Khamatova, Semyon Serzin, Elene Mushkaeva, Ivan Ivashkin)
A day in the life of a comic book artist and his family in post-Soviet Russia. While suffering from the flu, Petrov is carried by his friend Igor on a long walk, drifting in and out of fantasy and reality.
Playground (Un Monde) (Country: Belgium; Year: 2021; Director: Laura Wandel; Writer: Laura Wandel; Stars: Günter Duret, Lena Girard, VossKarim Leklou, Thao Maerten)
7-year-old Nora and her big brother Abel are back to school. When Nora witnesses Abel being bullied by other kids, she rushes to protect him by warning their father. But Abel forces her to remain silent. Caught in a conflict of loyalty, Nora will ultimately try to find her place, torn between children's and adult's worlds.
Returning To Reims (Fragments) (Retour A Reims (Fragments)) (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Jean-Gabriel Périot; Stars: Narrated by Adèle Haenel)
An intimate and political story of the French working class from the beginning of the 1950s to today.
The Souvenir: Part II (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Joanna Hogg; Writer: Joanna Hogg; Stars: Honor Swinton Byrne, Tilda Swinton, Harris Dickinson, Jack McMullen, Richard Ayoade, Joe Alwyn, Charlie Heaton, Ariane Labed, Alice McMillan, Amber Anderson, Tosin Cole, Frankie Wilson, Jaygann Ayeh, Gala Botero, Grace Hancock)
In the aftermath of her tumultuous relationship with a charismatic and manipulative older man, Julie begins to untangle her fraught love for him in making her graduation film, sorting fact from his elaborately constructed fiction.
They Carry Death (Eles Transportan A Morte) (Country: Spain, Colombia; Year: 2021; Director: Samuel M Delgado, Helena Girón; Writer: Samuel M Delgado, Helena Girón; Stars: Xoán Reices, Valentín Estévez, David Pantaleón, Sara Ferro, Nuria Lestegás, Xoán Reices, Valentín Estévez, David Pantaleón, Sara Ferro, Nuria Lestegás)
1492. Among the crew captained by Christopher Columbus, travel three men who should have been dead by now. They have managed to avoid their sad fate by participating in this uncertain journey. The film follows the trip.
Unclenching The Fists (Country: Russia; Year: 2021; Director: Kira Kovalenko)
A young woman struggles to break free from her over-controlling father in a mining town in the mountains.
Vortex (Country: France, Belgium, Monaco; Year: 2021; Director: Gaspar Noé; Writer: Gaspar Noé; Stars: Dario Argento, Alex Lutz, Françoise Lebrun)
Drama focused on a handful of dark days in the lives of an elderly couple in Paris.
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