San Sebastian adds titles

Cesc Gay joins line-up as RTVE presentations announced

by Amber Wilkinson

The People Upstairs
The People Upstairs Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian Film Festival
The San Sebastian Film Festival has announced an additional three titles for this year's festival, which will run from September 18 to 25.

Cesc Gay's The People Upstairs (Sentimental) - an adaptation of Gay's own play about two pairs of neighbours - will have its world premiere at the festival and features Javier Cámara and Belén Cuesta in the cast. Uruguayan director Nacho Álvarez will make his feature film debut with My Heart Goes Boom! (Explota Explota), about a young singer and dancer trying to make her dreams come true in the grey Spain of the early Seventies, which is also having its world premiere.

The titles are part of the Radio Televisión Española (RTVE) sponsorship of the festival, which will also include the presentation of the first three episodes of the channel's period drama Inés of My Soul (Inés del alma mía), which tells the tale of a young girl from Extremadura who crosses the Atlantic in colonial times in search of her husband, featuring Elena Rivera and Eduardo Noriega in the cast.

Share this with others on...

Director puts femmes to the fore Martin Provost on Juliette Binoche, gender divisions and revolution

Stay-At-Home Seven: November 23 to 30 - Streaming and TV suggestions Gems to watch on streaming services and TV for the coming week

Dreams of reality Jason Neulander on perception, reality and breaking the rules in his debut Fugitive Dreams

Streaming Spotlight - Icelandic cinema We're heading north for our watch-at-home selection this week

Electric dreams Marc Collin on Le Choc Du Futur and celebrating female pioneers

Catalan Film Festival announces hybrid line-up Scottish Spanish showcase runs from November 19 to December

More news and features

We're bringing you news, reviews and interviews from Tallinn Black Nights and DOC NYC.

We've recently been covering Sheffield DocFest, the London Korean Film Festival, Welsh horror festival Abertoir, New York's Newfest, the October edition of Frightfest, the Scottish Queer International Film Festival, the London Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, the Venice Film Festival, Manchester's Grimmfest and the San Sebastian Film Festival.

Read our full for more.

Visit our festivals section.


More competitions coming soon.