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San Sebastián 2019 / Competition


25 articles available in total starting from 18/07/2019. Last article published on 28/09/2019.

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Brazil’s Pacified takes home the Golden Shell from San Sebastián

Brazil’s Pacified takes home the Golden Shell from San Sebastián

The surprise hit of this year’s edition has scooped three awards, while Proxima, The Endless Trench, Greta Fernández and Nina Hoss also shone bright on the winners’ list  

28/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | Awards

Review: Death Will Come and Shall Have Your Eyes

Review: Death Will Come and Shall Have Your Eyes

Chilean director José Luis Torres Leiva unveils his latest work: a contemplative cinematic poem about our fear of death  

28/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | Competition

Review: A Thief's Daughter

Review: A Thief's Daughter

Belén Funes ensnares the audience with her raw approach to the daily life of a young mother, forced to grapple with loneliness, her troublesome father and a lack of affection  

27/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | Competition

Review: Patrick

Review: Patrick

As evocative as it is obtuse, the debut film from Gonçalo Waddington aims to give voice to the unspeakable in this story of a child abductee who, years later, finally finds his way home  

27/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | Competition

Malgorzata Szumowska  • Director of The Other Lamb

Interview: Malgorzata Szumowska • Director of The Other Lamb

The Other Lamb is a little bit weird”

Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska chatted to Cineuropa about her new film, The Other Lamb, which is playing in competition at the San Sebastián and London Film Festivals  

27/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | Competition

Belén Funes  • Director of A Thief’s Daughter

Interview: Belén Funes • Director of A Thief’s Daughter

"Making a film is about improvising"

Feature film newcomer Belén Funes battled it out for the Golden Shell in San Sebastián with A Thief’s Daughter, a drama focused on a young mother faced with a serious family conflict  

27/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | Competition

Gonçalo Waddington  • Director of Patrick

Interview: Gonçalo Waddington • Director of Patrick

“What is absent is usually present because of that very absence”

We met up with Portuguese actor-turned-director Gonçalo Waddington, who is competing for San Sebastián’s Golden Shell with his first feature, Patrick  

26/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | Competition

Review: Thalasso

Review: Thalasso

Guillaume Nicloux follows up The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq by milking the joke for all it's worth, with help from Gérard Depardieu and the odd comedic spark in this all-too-familiar sequel  

26/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | Competition

Review: A Dark-Dark Man

Review: A Dark-Dark Man

A co-production between France and Kazakhstan, Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s latest offering is an exquisitely shot crime film studded with humour that aims to shed light and hope on a grim situation  

24/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | Competition

Review: The Other Lamb

Review: The Other Lamb

Malgorzata Szumowska's first English-language film has rich rewards for those willing to uncover the cult  

24/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | Competition

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