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San Sebastián 2019

Review: Giraffe

Review: Giraffe

Anna Sofie Hartmann trains her gaze on a community uprooted by the construction of a tunnel in this phlegmatic and matter-of-fact reflection on the transitory nature of life  

02/10 | San Sebastián 2019 | Zabaltegi-Tabakalera

Review: The Sharks

Review: The Sharks

Uruguay's Lucía Garibaldi presents a simple, atmospheric and pop-hued story about a teenage girl and her struggle to navigate the masculine and feminine worlds that surround her  

02/10 | San Sebastián 2019 | Horizontes Latinos

Ignas Jonynas and Kristupas Sabolius  • Director and screenwriter of Invisible

Interview: Ignas Jonynas and Kristupas Sabolius • Director and screenwriter of Invisible

"Our choreographer was also an important scriptwriter, as he wrote the whole choreography of the two characters’ feelings"

We sat down with Ignas Jonynas and Kristupas Sabolius to talk about their second, San Sebastián-screened film, Invisible, which addresses topics such as toxic masculinity and media manipulation  

01/10 | San Sebastián 2019 | New Directors

Review: August

Review: August

Cuban filmmaker Armando Capó makes his debut with a coming-of-age story based on his own adolescence and memories of the 1994 rafters’ crisis  

01/10 | San Sebastián 2019 | Horizontes Latinos

Paco Cabezas  • Director of Adiós

Interview: Paco Cabezas • Director of Adiós

“I’ve had a lot of experience of working in Hollywood”

Although unable to make it to San Sebastián in person, Seville-born director Paco Cabezas was happy to chat about his fifth film, Adiós, which is being screened as part of the RTVE Gala  

30/09 | San Sebastián 2019

Europa Distribution discusses availability and visibility of European films on VoD platforms at San Sebastián

Europa Distribution discusses availability and visibility of European films on VoD platforms at San Sebastián

Experts tried to offer an overview of the current trends in the VoD market despite the lack of transparency that prevents any analysis to reach decisive results  

30/09 | San Sebastián 2019 | San Sebastián Industry

Laura Baumeister  • Director of Daughter of Rage

Interview: Laura Baumeister • Director of Daughter of Rage

“This will be the first fiction film directed by a Nicaraguan woman”

We interviewed Nicaraguan director Laura Baumeister, who has just been awarded the EFADs–CAACI Europe-Latin America Co-Production Grant in San Sebastián for her project, entitled Daughter of Rage  

30/09 | San Sebastián 2019 | San Sebastián Industry

Review: The Giant

Review: The Giant

US director David Raboy's debut film is a tale about the transition to adulthood, displaying elements of horror and psychological drama but told in a rather unconvincing manner  

29/09 | San Sebastián 2019 | New Directors

Review: Invisible

Review: Invisible

The second feature from Lithuanian director Ignas Jonynas seals his reputation as a bold voyager into the human soul, with this brilliant — and disturbing — piece of craftsmanship  

29/09 | San Sebastián 2019 | New Directors

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 | San Sebastián 2019 | Awards