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‘The Good Boss’ (‘El Buen Patrón’): Film Review | San Sebastian 2021

Javier Bardem reteams with 'Loving Pablo' director Fernando León de Aranoa for this darkly comic look at a Spanish factory boss trying to keep his company on top.

‘Fever Dream’: Film Review | San Sebastian 2021

Peruvian director Claudia Llosa ('The Milk of Sorrow') brings an acclaimed novel by Samanta Schweblin to the screen in a mysterious tale of motherhood and existential crisis.

Marion Cotillard to Receive San Sebastian Lifetime Achievement Award

French actor Marion Cotillard will receive San Sebastian’s 2021 Donostia Award, a lifetime achievement honor, at this year’s festival. The French star will receive her honor at San…

Zhang Yimou’s ‘One Second’ to Open San Sebastian Film Festival

Zhang Yimou’s One Second, a period drama set during the upheaval of China’s Cultural Revolution, will open this year’s San Sebastian International Film Festival and compete for the festival’s…

‘Nomadland’ Wins International Critics Honor as Film of the Year

Chloé Zhao can add a trophy to her award case. FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics, has picked Zhao’s Oscar-winning drama Nomadland as its best film of 2021. Nomadland

Why Are European Film Festivals Rushing to Rehabilitate Johnny Depp (and Can it Work)?

The backlash was immediate. Shortly after the San Sebastian film festival this week announced it would give the Donostia Award, its lifetime achievement honor, to disgraced actor Johnny Depp

Spain’s Female Filmmakers Association Criticizes San Sebastian Film Fest for Honoring Johnny Depp

Spain’s Association of Female Filmmakers has called out the San Sebastian Film Festival, Spain’s leading cinema event, for choosing to give controversial actor Johnny Depp its lifetime achievement awa…

Johnny Depp to Receive San Sebastian Film Fest Lifetime Achievement Honor

In a move certain to spark controversy, and a potential backlash, Spain’s San Sebastian International Film Festival will honor actor Johnny Depp with its Donostia Award, a lifetime achievement…

San Sebastian Festival Unveils Spanish-Language Lineup, Including Javier Bardem Film

The San Sebastian Film Festival, Spain’s premiere cinema event, has unveiled the Spanish-language titles that will premiere at the 2021 event in September. Fernando León de Aranoa’s comedy The Good…

San Sebastian Film Festival Unveils New Directors Lineup

The San Sebastian International Film Festival has unveiled the films for its 2021 New Directors sidebar, picking 13 titles from up-and-coming filmmakers — nine debuts and four sophomore…

San Sebastian Film Festival Unveils First Competition Titles

The San Sebastian Film Festival has unveiled first competition titles from the likes of Laurent Cantet, Terence Davies, Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Claudia Llosa and Claire Simon. The…