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SAN SEBASTIÁN 2016

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Fourteen films to battle it out in the New Directors section of San Sebastián

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- The eagerly awaited feature debut by Spaniard Nely Reguera, María (y los demás), will lock horns with 13 other first and second films, eight of which are also European

Fourteen films to battle it out in the New Directors section of San Sebastián
María (y los demás) by Nely Reguera

Not only does the San Sebastián Film Festival’s (16-24 September) New Directors section help in discovering up-and-coming talents through its selection of filmmakers invited to present their first or second features, but it also rewards the best film to the tune of €50,000, a sum destined for its director and Spanish distributor. This year, the sidebar – which throughout its long and varied history has welcomed a plethora of names such as Pedro Almodóvar, Iván Zulueta and Olivier Assayas – is presenting 14 films, nine of which are European: standing out among them is the Spanish title María (y los demás) [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Nely Reguera
film profile
]
 by Nely Reguera (read more), starring Bárbara Lennie, and produced by Avalon and Frida Films.

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Other movies in the running are the Belgian title Le Ciel flamand [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Peter Monsaert
film profile
]
 (a drama about three generations of women helmed by Peter Monsaert – read more), Germany’s Prowl [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 (which also portrays the peculiar lives of three women, through the eyes of Alexandra Balteanu), Greece’s Park [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Sofia Exarchou
film profile
]
 (a portrait of the country’s decline, directed by Sofia Exarchou – read more) and two 100% French movies: A Taste of Ink, which revolves around a temperamental, motherless young man covered in tattoos, directed by Morgan Simon, and Summer Lights [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, the second effort by Jean-Gabriel Périot, shot in Japan with Japanese actors.

Meanwhile, the European co-productions include Porto [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Gabe Klinger
film profile
]
 (co-produced by Portugal, France and the USA) by Gabe Klinger (read more), which depicts a couple’s fiery reunion in the titular Portuguese city; In between [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 (Israel/France), about three young Palestinian women’s search for love, directed by Maysaloun Hamoud; and Anishoara [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 (Germany/Moldova), which examines the transition to adulthood of the titular girl in this, the second film by Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu.

Films from other places include One Hundred and Fifty Years of Life by Yu Liu and Something in Blue by Yunbo Li (China), Our Love Story (South Korea) by Hyun-Ju Lee, Pinamar by Federico Godfrid and Fin de semana by Moroco Colman (both hailing from Argentina).

New Directors

Anishoara [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu (Germany/Moldova)
Le Ciel flamand [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Peter Monsaert
film profile
]
 - Peter Monsaert (Belgium)
A Taste of Ink - Morgan Simon (France)
Fin de semana - Moroco Colman (Argentina)
Something in Blue - Yunbo Li (China)
In between [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 - Maysaloun Hamoud (Israel/France)
Summer Lights [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
Jean-Gabriel Périot (France)
María (y los demás) [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Nely Reguera
film profile
]
Nely Reguera (Spain)
Park [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Sofia Exarchou
film profile
]
 - Sofia Exarchou (Greece)
Pinamar - Federico Godfrid (Argentina)
Porto [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Gabe Klinger
film profile
]
 - Gabe Klinger (Portugal/France/USA)
Prowl [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
Alexandra Balteanu (Germany)
Our Love Story - Hyun-Ju Lee (South Korea)
One Hundred and Fifty Years of Life - Yu Liu (China)

(Translated from Spanish)

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