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San Sebastián 2016 / Competition

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The Winter: Foreman needed for Patagonian ranch

The Winter: Foreman needed for Patagonian ranch

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2016: Director Emiliano Torres takes the winter shearing as his point of departure for an exploration of generational change in this co-production between Argentina and France  

24/09/2016 | San Sebastián 2016 | Competition

The Reconquest: Those happy golden years

The Reconquest: Those happy golden years

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2016: Jonás Trueba’s fourth film is a story populated by his favourite wishful thinkers and romantics, set to music that speaks of days long gone  

23/09/2016 | San Sebastián 2016 | Competition

Playground: A sorry state of affairs

Playground: A sorry state of affairs

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2016: The most controversial film of the festival was directed by Poland’s Bartosz M Kowalski and tackles childhood violence in such a raw way that it hurts  

22/09/2016 | San Sebastián 2016 | Competition

Lady Macbeth: An uncontainable rage

Lady Macbeth: An uncontainable rage

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2016: A woman rebels against everyone around her (and against her own humanity) in this restrained yet savage period film from British director William Oldroyd  

21/09/2016 | San Sebastián 2016 | Competition

Jesús: In the dead of night

Jesús: In the dead of night

SAN SEBASTIAN 2016: Having risen to prominence with Dog Flesh, Fernando Guzzoni is back with a dark and bitter film, directed with great skill  

21/09/2016 | San Sebastián 2016 | Competition

The Giant: The heady heights of determination

The Giant: The heady heights of determination

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2016: Swedish debut director Johannes Nyholm offers a vibrant film, centred around the clash between hard reality and carefully cultivated fantasy... and a pétanque competition  

20/09/2016 | San Sebastián 2016 | Competition

May God Save Us: On the hunt for a monster

May God Save Us: On the hunt for a monster

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2016: Rodrigo Sorogoyen applies his fascination with the dark side of humanity to a sweaty and unwholesome thriller, complete with serial killer  

18/09/2016 | San Sebastián 2016 | Competition

FILM FOCUS: Nocturama

FILM FOCUS: Nocturama

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2016: Bertrand Bonello’s film is a magnificently directed piece on the risqué and currently very sensitive topic of terrorism  

18/09/2016 | San Sebastián 2016 | Competition

Smoke and Mirrors: Catch me if you can

Smoke and Mirrors: Catch me if you can

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2016: Eduard Fernandez and José Coronado star in Alberto Rodríguez’s reconstruction of the Paesa Affair (all about the spy who tarnished the image of Spanish politics in the 1990s)  

17/09/2016 | San Sebastián 2016 | Competition

150 Milligrams: (Almost) alone in the face of danger

150 Milligrams: (Almost) alone in the face of danger

SAN SEBASTIÁN 2016: French actress-director Emmanuelle Bercot has opened the Basque gathering with this chronicle of a brave physician's fight to change a stubborn system  

16/09/2016 | San Sebastián 2016 | Competition

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