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SAN SEBASTIAN 2014

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San Sebastián shows off its Spanish side

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- Alberto Rodríguez, Carlos Vermut, Isaki Lacuesta, Icíar Bollaín and Borja Cobeaga will be presenting their new films at the 62nd edition of the Spanish festival

San Sebastián shows off its Spanish side
Magical Girl by Carlos Vermut

As usual, the San Sebastián International Film Festival has started off by announcing the Spanish productions and co-productions that will be making an appearance at the 62nd edition of the event, which will be held from 19-27 September. A total of 14 feature films with Spanish involvement, including ten that are 100% national productions, will be taking part in the festival.

Five of these will be found in the Official Section, three in competition and two out of competition. In the running for the Golden Shell is one of the most eagerly awaited films of recent months, La isla mínima [+see also:
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by Alberto Rodríguez, who, with his previous title Unit 7 [+see also:
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(2012), has shown that he has an unusual ability to combine entertainment and arthouse cinema. Also competing will be Magical Girl [+see also:
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interview: Carlos Vermut
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by Carlos Vermut, a story of intertwined destinies, and Loreak (Flores) [+see also:
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by Jon Garaño and Jose Mari Goenaga.

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Meanwhile, the new opus by director Isaki Lacuesta will be presented out of competition: Murieron por encima de sus posibilidades [+see also:
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(lit. “They died beyond their means”) is a comedy and a social satire about the economic crisis, in which five desperate citizens decide to kidnap the president of the Central Bank and demand that he make everything go back to the way it was before. Also out of competition is Lasa y Zabala [+see also:
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by Pablo Malo, which tells the true story of two Basque refugees who were kidnapped, tortured and murdered in 1983.

Additionally, the new documentary by filmmaker Icíar Bollaín, En tierra extraña (“In a strange land), will once again tackle a highly topical social issue, namely the case of young Spanish people who have migrated to other countries in search of a brighter future.

In amongst the remaining sections, it is worth highlighting El negociador [+see also:
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, the new directorial opus by Borja Cobeaga, following the enormous success of his screenplay for Spanish Affair [+see also:
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, and Los tontos y los estúpidos [+see also:
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by Roberto Castón, who managed to carve a niche for himself on the festival circuit with his debut feature, Ander [+see also:
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(2009).

(Translated from Spanish)

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