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San Sebastián 2019


75 articles available in total starting from 10/05/2019. Last article published on 02/10/2019.

Review: The Song of Names

Review: The Song of Names

San Sebastián’s closing-night film by François Girard is a prestige drama starring Tim Roth and Clive Owen, which tells a tale of friendship and music  

28/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | Out of Competition

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

Review: Death Will Come and Shall Have Your Eyes

Review: Death Will Come and Shall Have Your Eyes

Chilean director José Luis Torres Leiva unveils his latest work: a contemplative cinematic poem about our fear of death  

28/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | Competition

Daniel Sánchez Arévalo  • Director of Seventeen

Interview: Daniel Sánchez Arévalo • Director of Seventeen

“Animals make us better people”

Daniel Sánchez Arévalo’s road movie Seventeen is the first Spanish Netflix film to take part in the Official Section of the San Sebastián Film Festival and sees the director return to his roots  

27/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | Out of Competition

Review: Adiós

Review: Adiós

Following a successful career in the USA, Paco Cabezas returns to his native Seville with a suspenseful thriller about warring neighbours, family dramas, police corruption and the Andalusian mob  

27/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019

Review: A Thief's Daughter

Review: A Thief's Daughter

Belén Funes ensnares the audience with her raw approach to the daily life of a young mother, forced to grapple with loneliness, her troublesome father and a lack of affection  

27/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | Competition

Review: Seventeen

Review: Seventeen

Spain’s Daniel Sánchez-Arévalo delivers a simple, likeable and heart-warming road movie, homing in on two brothers who struggle to understand one another  

27/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | Out of Competition

Review: Patrick

Review: Patrick

As evocative as it is obtuse, the debut film from Gonçalo Waddington aims to give voice to the unspeakable in this story of a child abductee who, years later, finally finds his way home  

27/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | Competition

Malgorzata Szumowska  • Director of The Other Lamb

Interview: Malgorzata Szumowska • Director of The Other Lamb

The Other Lamb is a little bit weird”

Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska chatted to Cineuropa about her new film, The Other Lamb, which is playing in competition at the San Sebastián and London Film Festivals  

27/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | Competition

Belén Funes  • Director of A Thief’s Daughter

Interview: Belén Funes • Director of A Thief’s Daughter

"Making a film is about improvising"

Feature film newcomer Belén Funes battled it out for the Golden Shell in San Sebastián with A Thief’s Daughter, a drama focused on a young mother faced with a serious family conflict  

27/09/2019 | San Sebastián 2019 | Competition