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SAN SEBASTIÁN 2016

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Great Spanish filmmakers to go head to head for San Sebastián’s Golden Shell

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- This morning, the national titles screening at the upcoming edition of the Basque festival were announced; they include the new efforts by Alberto Rodríguez and Jonás Trueba, both in competition

Great Spanish filmmakers to go head to head for San Sebastián’s Golden Shell
El hombre de las mil caras by Alberto Rodríguez

One of the most hotly anticipated moments of the summer in Madrid is the annual rendezvous at the Spanish Film Academy that summons the delegation from the San Sebastián Film Festival in order to reveal the national films set to screen at that year’s gathering. Standing out among the names at the upcoming edition, and in competition in the official section, are two directors: Alberto Rodríguez, who shot to fame with Marshland [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Alberto Rodríguez
film profile
]
(the winner of three awards at this same event two years ago), who will be presenting El hombre de las mil caras [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Alberto Rodríguez
film profile
]
, an ambitious production starring José Coronado and Eduard Fernández (read more); and, hailing from the other side of the world, La reconquista [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Jonás Trueba
film profile
]
, the new film shot in a highly intimate and auteurist manner by Jonás Trueba, following The Romantic Exiles [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jonás Trueba
film profile
]
, which took home two trophies at the Málaga Film Festival last year (read more).

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Another filmmaker making the leap from Málaga (where he was triumphant with Stockholm [+see also:
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]
) to San Sebastián is Rodrigo Sorogoyen, whose Que dios nos perdone [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
film profile
]
(read more), a thriller starring duo Antonio de la Torre and Roberto Álamo, is the third Spanish movie duking it out for the Golden Shell. These three titles will all be world-premiered at the festival, whereas, as previously reported (read the news), JA Bayona’s A Monster Calls [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Juan Antonio Bayona
film profile
]
will get its European premiere at San Sebastián after it screens at Toronto.

The Basque gathering will also be the first chance to see Manda huevos [+see also:
trailer
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]
, Diego Galán’s film-mad documentary, and Vivir y otras ficciones [+see also:
trailer
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]
by Jo Sol, both as special screenings. The Velodrome will host the omnibus film Kalebegiak, in which young talents rub shoulders with highly acclaimed figures such as Imanol Uribe, Gracia Querejeta and Daniel Calparsoro (read more). Furthermore, the New Directors section will welcome the debut by Nely Reguera: María (y los demás) [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Nely Reguera
film profile
]
(read more).

Other Spanish titles were made as co-productions with Latin America, such as Neruda [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
by Pablo Larraín, which will screen in Pearls, and Era o Hotel Cambridge [+see also:
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]
, directed by Eliane Caffé (read more), which will bow in the Horizontes Latinos section. Last but not least, the Spanish representation in Zabaltegi-Tabakalera will be made up of Sipo Phantasma [+see also:
film review
trailer
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]
by Koldo Almandoz, Our Walls by María Elorza and Maider Fernández, and the short film Caminan by Mikel Rueda.

Competition

El hombre de las mil caras [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Alberto Rodríguez
film profile
]
- Alberto Rodríguez (Spain)
Que dios nos perdone [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
film profile
]
Rodrigo Sorogoyen (Spain)
La reconquista [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Jonás Trueba
film profile
]
 - Jonás Trueba (Spain)

Out of Competition

A Monster Calls [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Juan Antonio Bayona
film profile
]
 - JA Bayona (Spain)

Special Screenings

Manda huevos [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 -
 Diego Galán (Spain)
Vivir y otras ficciones [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
Jo Sol (Spain)

Zabaltegi-Tabakalera

Our Walls – María Elorza, Maider Fernández Iriarte (Spain)
Sipo Phantasma [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 – Koldo Almandoz (Spain)
Caminan (short film) – Mikel Rueda (Spain)

(Translated from Spanish)

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