San Sebastian Film Festival will run from September 22 to 30. The programme has begun to be announced, so check back regularly for updates.

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Anatomy Of A Fall
Anatomy Of A Fall
A woman is accused of her husband's murder.
Inside The Yellow Cocoon Shell
Inside The Yellow Cocoon Shell
A man has to return his sister-in-law's body to her hometown after an accident while, along with his nephew, he searches for his long-lost brother.
The Practice
The Practice
A yoga teacher finds himself grappling with life and bad luck after his splits from his wife.
The Zone Of Interest
The Zone Of Interest
The daily lives of the Höss family outside the walls of Auschwitz.
Sultana's Dream
Sultana's Dream
Taking her inspiration from a feminist sci-fi short story written in Bengal in 1905, Inés sets out on a voyage of discovery around India in search of Ladyland, the Utopian land of women.
The Taste Of Things
The Taste Of Things
The story of Eugenie, an esteemed cook, and Dodin, the fine gourmet she has been working for over the last 20 years.
A nurse who was abused by his father finds his trauma is increasingly damaging to himself and those around him.
Gamma Rays
Gamma Rays
Summer unfolds in a triptych of stories about teenagers in Montreal.
Peter’s parents divorced after 65 years, his wife left him after 35, and his sons, Nick and Mickey, are off leading their own lives. When Peter flies to Tulum, crashing Nick's bachelor party hosted by Mickey, he realises he's not the only one in crisis.
The Royal Hotel
The Royal Hotel
US backpackers Hanna and Liv take a job in a remote Australian pub for some extra cash and are confronted with a bunch of unruly locals and a situation that grows rapidly out of their control.
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San Sebastian Film Festival Features

Pain and playfulness
Isabella Eklöf on directorial choices and remote shooting and adapting Kalak
Mixing fact and fiction
Henry Bernadet on working with his cast to develop teen ensemble drama Gamma Rays
'We wanted to portray each human being with their contradictions'
Silver Shell winner Marcelo Subiotto on comedy and philosopy in Puan
Balancing the philosophical and the physical
María Alché and Benjamín Naishtat on combining scripted humour with silent comedy in Puan
Playing with a playwright
Gabriel Byrne, James Marsh, Neil Forsyth and Fion O'Shea on bringing Beckett to the screen in Dance First
Unspoken truths
Emmanuelle Devos on denial and gesture in A Silence
Truth and nail
Christos Nikou on technology, love and Eighties synthpop in Fingernails
Place in time
Yui Kiyohara on Yukiko Iioka, Tadashi Okuno, Like Someone In Love and Remembering Every Night
A smouldering story
Thomas Schubert on imposter syndrome and tonal ambiguity in Afire
Cinema as a means of resurrection
Maite Alberdi on Pablo Larrain, Raul Ruiz and The Eternal Memory
Targets of desire
Christian Petzold on An Affair To Remember, summers and Afire
In his mind
Christian Petzold on summer movies and Afire
The forbidden forest
Juan Sebastián Torales on the declining forest, LGBT experiences and Almamula
'We made magic'
Lila Avilés on the meeting between the worlds of adults and children in Tótem

San Sebastian Film Festival News

Rye Horn takes top award in San Sebastian
Local director Jaione Camborda's period drama wins Golden Shell
Claire Denis to head San Sebastian Jury
Hayao Miyazaki will receive Donostia Award
San Sebastian adds six films to Competition
Riz Ahmed and Jessie Buckley starrer among additions
San Sebastian announces Zabaltegi-Tabakalera line-up
Festival will also honour Víctor Erice
Fallen Leaves wins FIPRESCI Grand Prix
Aki Kaurismäki takes annual international critics' prize for a second time
San Sebastian announces Pearls
Section to open with The Zone Of Interest
The Boy And The Heron to open San Sebastian
Hayao Miyazaki’s latest film heads straight from Toronto
San Sebastian begins to take shape
New Directors and Horizontes Latinos announced

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