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Un Varon
Un Varon
Carlos lives in a youth shelter in Bogota. Its Christmas and Carlos longs to spend the day with his mother and sister, who are lost in the spiral of urban violence. As he leaves the shelter, Carlos is confronted with the rigor of the streets in his neighborhood, where the law of the strongest, the alpha 'macho', rules. As he seeks for a family reunion, Carlos must show he can be one of them.
Thunder
Thunder
Summer 1900, Switzerland. The sudden death of her older sister forces Elisabeth to return home. Stiffled by the strict rules of the village, Elisabeth is slowly driven to rebel for her right to live her life.
Piaffe
Piaffe
An introverted foley artist, Eva struggles to create sounds for a commercial featuring a horse. Empowered by a horsetail growing out of her body, she lures a botanist into an affair, through a game of submission.
My Imaginary Country
My Imaginary Country
Protests that exploded onto the streets of Chile's capital of Santiago in 2019 as the population demanded more democracy and social equality around education, healthcare and job opportunities.
Bardo, False Chronicle Of A Handful Of Truths
Bardo, False Chronicle Of A Handful Of Truths
An epic comedy about journalism.
Great Yarmouth: Provisional Figures
Great Yarmouth: Provisional Figures
Film based on the true stories of Portuguese migrants who travel to Great Yarmouth, pre-Brexit, to work in turkey factories.
Pacifiction
Pacifiction
On the French Polynesian island of Tahiti, the High Commissioner of the Republic and French government navigates the high end "establishment" as well as shady venues as a rumour abounds about the sighting of a submarine whose presence could herald the return of French nuclear testing.
Prison 77
Prison 77
Modelo Prison. Barcelona, 1977. A young accountant awaiting trial for embezzlement, joins forces with his cellmate and a collective fighting for the rights of ordinary prisoners.
The Beasts
The Beasts
French couple Antoine and Olga moved to a little village in the Galician countryside some time ago. There they live a quiet life, although their relations with the locals are not as idyllic as they would like them to be. A conflict with their neighbours, the Anta brothers, will see tension rise in the village to the point of no return.
Sublime
Sublime
A teenager in a rock band falls for his best friend, who is also one of his bandmates, while acting as his confidante and listening to his plans to impress girls.
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San Sebastian Film Festival Features

Roads that lead you to roam
Laura Citrella on the mysteries and winding pathways of Trenque Lauquen
Catalan renegade working from inside out
Albert Serra on inspiration, stimulation, Magimel and filming Pacifiction in Tahiti
From make-up.. to natural blusher
Léa Seydoux on coming over all coy with Daniel Craig and Melvil Poupaud
Inseparable
Mariano Biasin on intense friendships, music and Sublime
Portraits of modern life
Mia Hansen-Løve on Léa Seydoux, Pascal Greggory, Kafka, ghosts and One Fine Morning
The functional and the representational
Marie Kreutzer on Empress Elisabeth of Austria, the biographies of Sisi, and Corsage
Control, numbers and measurements
Marie Kreutzer on Vicky Krieps, Camille, and the look of Corsage
'This is not the story of trans experience. It is a story of trans experience'
Director Luis De Filippis and star Carmen Madonia talk about family and being yourself in Something You Said Last Night
Blending biography with fiction
Christophe Honoré and his young star Paul Kircher talk about grief and hope in Winter Boy
Lacoste is clear
Actor Vincent on grief and working with Christophe Honoré on Winter Boy and his hopes for the future
The violence we don't see
Carlota Pereda on bullying, normalised violence and Piggy
Kicking out cliché
Juan Pablo González on avoiding stereotypes and building character in Dos Estaciones
From fact to fiction
Juan Pablo González on moving from documentary work to his first feature and the origins of Dos Estaciones
Flowing between genres
Elena López Riera on mixing fact and fiction in The Water
Shaping myths
Elena López Riera on the shifting nature of stories and gender roles in The Water
'I love this idea of going backwards to revisit the past'
Manuela Martelli on her period thriller 1976
Cronenberg straightens the record
Director on body control, actors, “insane” US and Top Gun
Beauty is scary.. looks are a currency
Director Ruben Östlund on the starting point for Triangle Of Sadness

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