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San Sebastián 2020


68 articles available in total starting from 31/03/2020. Last article published on 06/10/2020.

Piotr Domalewski  • Director of I Never Cry

Interview: Piotr Domalewski • Director of I Never Cry

“I don’t really pick a subject or a story; I focus on a theme”

Cineuropa talked to Piotr Domalewski, whose sophomore film, I Never Cry, was presented in San Sebastián’s New Directors section and was released in his native Poland in late September  

06/10 | San Sebastián 2020 | New Directors

Review: The Truffle Hunters

Review: The Truffle Hunters

In their glorious documentary, Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw advise us to leave the gun, take the fungus  

05/10 | Zurich 2020

Review: The Recipe for Balance

Review: The Recipe for Balance

Óscar Bernàcer dishes up a mouth-watering documentary with just a soupçon of PR — a reflection on creative collaboration, the necessity of reinvention and how to emerge from the pandemic  

05/10 | San Sebastián 2020

Óscar Bernàcer  • Director of The Recipe for Balance

Interview: Óscar Bernàcer • Director of The Recipe for Balance

"It’s natural that cinema and gastronomy should get along famously"

We chatted to Óscar Bernàcer, whose documentary The Recipe for Balance shows how a famous Spanish chef and his team had to adapt to the new, post-COVID reality  

01/10 | San Sebastián 2020

Review: Simon Calls

Review: Simon Calls

Marta Sousa Ribeiro’s first full-length feature explores the labyrinth of adolescence, switching up formats to portray the chaos, confusion and yearning of this transitional stage of life  

29/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | Zabaltegi-Tabakalera

Dea Kulumbegashvili  • Director of Beginning

Interview: Dea Kulumbegashvili • Director of Beginning

“In Georgia, as a woman, you're trained to accept that you don't really matter”

We spoke to Dea Kulumbegashvili about her debut film, Beginning, which swept the board at San Sebastián, winning the Golden Shell, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actress  

28/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | Competition

Review: I Never Cry

Review: I Never Cry

Piotr Domalewski’s second film investigates an experience common to thousands, if not millions, of Poles in a manner that would make Ken Loach proud  

28/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | New Directors

Gregory Kershaw and Michael Dweck  • Directors of The Truffle Hunters

Interview: Gregory Kershaw and Michael Dweck • Directors of The Truffle Hunters

“Truffle hunters would never tell another truffle hunter that they’d found a truffle”

We talked to Gregory Kershaw and Michael Dweck, the duo behind one of the biggest delights of the year, The Truffle Hunters  

28/09 | Zurich 2020

Ben Sharrock  • Director of Limbo

Interview: Ben Sharrock • Director of Limbo

“I started to question the dehumanising representations of refugees”

Director Ben Sharrock reveals how his second feature, Limbo, became a refugee story told in a deadpan comedic style  

28/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | New Directors

Imanol Rayo  • Director of Death Knell

Interview: Imanol Rayo • Director of Death Knell

"My film eschews the commonplace"

We chatted to Imanol Rayo at San Sebastián after he presented his second film, Death Knell, which glides effortlessly between thriller and tragedy  

28/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | New Directors

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