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San Sebastián 2020 / New Directors


18 articles available in total starting from 03/08/2020. Last article published on 06/10/2020.

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Piotr Domalewski  • Director of I Never Cry

Interview: Piotr Domalewski • Director of I Never Cry

“I don’t really pick a subject or a story; I focus on a theme”

Cineuropa talked to Piotr Domalewski, whose sophomore film, I Never Cry, was presented in San Sebastián’s New Directors section and was released in his native Poland in late September  

06/10 | San Sebastián 2020 | New Directors

Review: I Never Cry

Review: I Never Cry

Piotr Domalewski’s second film investigates an experience common to thousands, if not millions, of Poles in a manner that would make Ken Loach proud  

28/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | New Directors

Ben Sharrock  • Director of Limbo

Interview: Ben Sharrock • Director of Limbo

“I started to question the dehumanising representations of refugees”

Director Ben Sharrock reveals how his second feature, Limbo, became a refugee story told in a deadpan comedic style  

28/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | New Directors

Imanol Rayo  • Director of Death Knell

Interview: Imanol Rayo • Director of Death Knell

"My film eschews the commonplace"

We chatted to Imanol Rayo at San Sebastián after he presented his second film, Death Knell, which glides effortlessly between thriller and tragedy  

28/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | New Directors

Review: Death Knell

Review: Death Knell

Imanol Rayo concocts a heady blend of tragedy and suspense in this oppressive and visually impactful film that aspires to break away from the commercial action thriller  

28/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | New Directors

Review: Memory House

Review: Memory House

João Paulo Miranda Maria’s first full-length film melds past and present, realism and fantasy, to offer a mesmerising symbolic and political immersion into the Brazilian collective subconscious  

25/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | New Directors

Christian Johannes Koch • Director of Spagat

Interview: Christian Johannes Koch • Director of Spagat

Spagat is not a movie about ‘sans-papiers’; it’s a movie about society as a whole”

Cineuropa met up with young Swiss director Christian Johannes Koch at San Sebastián to talk about Spagat, his first feature film  

24/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | New Directors

Review: Last Days of Spring

Review: Last Days of Spring

Isabel Lamberti’s first full-length film is a dexterous reconstruction of a true story brought to life by the original protagonists: a family living in Madrid’s shanty town, La Cañada Real  

23/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | New Directors

Suzanne Lindon • Director of Spring Blossom

Interview: Suzanne Lindon • Director of Spring Blossom

“My character has no tools to fight against the fact that she is bored”

We chatted to Suzanne Lindon about her New Directors-screened feature debut, Spring Blossom, also touching on the topics of love and boredom  

23/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | New Directors

Isabel Lamberti  • Director of Last Days of Spring

Interview: Isabel Lamberti • Director of Last Days of Spring

“That’s my way of finding my roots — through film”

We caught up with Isabel Lamberti to talk about her first full-length feature, Last Days of Spring, which centres on a group of people living in a shanty town in Madrid  

23/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | New Directors

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