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San Sebastián 2019 / New Directors


19 articles available in total starting from 18/07/2019. Last article published on 01/10/2019.

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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  

01/10/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | New Directors

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  

29/09/2019 | 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  

29/09/2019 | 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  

28/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | Awards

Review: Jordi’s Letters

Review: Jordi’s Letters

Spanish filmmaker Maider Fernández Iriarte makes her debut with a poignant documentary about the importance of human communication  

28/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | New Directors

Svetla Tsotsorkova  • Director of Sister

Interview: Svetla Tsotsorkova • Director of Sister

“It was easy to be real because everything we show is real; we just had to film it”

Sister, the sophomore film by Bulgaria’s Svetla Tsotsorkova, is a solid step forward in her interesting career; it is currently taking part in the New Directors section of San Sebastián  

26/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | New Directors

Delphine Lehericey • Director of Beyond the Horizon

Interview: Delphine Lehericey • Director of Beyond the Horizon

“The questions the film poses in 1976 are reminiscent of those still asked by women today”

We met with Delphine Lehericey as she presented her new film, Beyond the Horizon , in a world premiere within the New Directors line-up of the San Sebastián Film Festival  

26/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | New Directors

Review: Beyond the Horizon

Review: Beyond the Horizon

Delphine Lehericey revisits a classic format - the sun-drenched coming-of-age tale - filming heroines wrestling with despair in the dog days of summer  

26/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | New Directors

Review: Sister

Review: Sister

The second film by Bulgaria’s Svetla Tsotsorkova marks her out as a filmmaker gifted with a special ability to portray characters totally conditioned by their environment  

26/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | New Directors

Maider Fernández Iriarte  • Director of Jordi's Letters

Interview: Maider Fernández Iriarte • Director of Jordi's Letters

“When you make a film about people with disabilities, it can cause a certain discomfort”

Maider Fernández Iriarte presents her brave and moving debut, Jordi's Letters, in the New Directors section at the San Sebastián International Film Festival  

25/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | New Directors

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