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‘The Kings of the World’ Wins San Sebastian Film Festival Golden Shell for Best Film

Laura Mora’s Columbian drama The Kings of the World has won the Golden Shell for best film at the 2022 San Sebastián film festival, Spain’s premiere film fest. Mora’s sophomore feature follows five young men growing up on the streets of Medellín who set off on a journey in search of the promised land. Best […]

‘Drive My Car’ Wins International Critics’ Prize for Film of the Year

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Japanese drama Drive My Car has won the FIPRESCI Grand Prix for best film of 2022, awarded by the members of the International Federation of Film Critics. Drive My Car premiered in Cannes last year, where it won best screenplay honors as well as the Cannes FIPRESCI prize, the start of an awards […]

New Films from Sebastian Lelio, Hong Sang-soo, Ulrich Seidl in 2022 San Sebastian Line-up

The 70th San Sebastián Film Festival unveiled its competition line-up Tuesday, with new works from award-winning directors Sebastián Lelio, Hong Sang-soo and Ulrich Seidl in the running for the 2022 Golden Shell. Chilean filmmaker Lelio, who won an Oscar for best international feature with A Fantastic Woman (2017), will premiere his latest, The Wonder, in […]

San Sebastian Festival Unveils New Directors Lineup

Thirteen productions from 15 countries are in the running for this year’s Kutxabank-New Directors Award at the San Sebastian Festival, Spain’s premiere film festival. San Sebastian on Thursday unveiled its New Directors lineup of titles from first and second-time directors. The 2022 program features 12 debuts from across Europe, Asia and Latin America. Indian moviemaker […]

San Sebastian Film Fest to Open With ‘Modelo 77,’ Starring ‘Money Heist’ Star Miguel Herran

Spanish filmmaker Alberto Rodriguez’s latest movie Modelo 77 (Prison 77) will open the San Sebastian Film Festival’s 70th edition this year in an out-of-competition slot. The thriller is set in Spain in the 1970s and features a cast including Miguel Herrán (Money Heist) and Javier Gutiérrez. The film marks the director’s fifth participation in the […]

TikTok Becomes Sponsor of San Sebastian Film Festival

TikTok is determined to bring together the worlds of auteur cinema and short-form mobile video. On Thursday, TikTok unveils that it has become an official sponsor of the San Sebastian Film Festival, Spain’s leading cinema event, which celebrates its 70th anniversary this year, running Sept. 16-24. The move follows TikTok’s sponsorship of the 2022 Cannes […]

David Cronenberg To Receive Lifetime Honor at San Sebastian Film Festival

Canadian master of horror David Cronenberg will receive the Donostia Award, a lifetime achievement honor, at this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival. Cronenberg will receive the award at a gala on September 21 in San Sebastian’s Victoria Eugenia Theatre, followed by the screening of his latest movie, Crimes of the Future. The dystopian drama, which […]

Juliette Binoche to Receive San Sebastian Film Festival Honor

Juliette Binoche is featured on the official poster of the San Sebastian Film Festival’s 70th edition and will be honored with the fest’s lifetime achievement award this September, organizers said Friday. “Winner of an Academy Award for her work in The English Patient (Anthony Minghella, 1996), the French actor will visit the city for the […]

‘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 Sebastian’s opening gala on Sept. 17. Cotillard, whose first on-screen role was in Philippe Harel’s L’histoire du garçon qui voulait qu’on l’embrasse in 1994, has been a […]

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 coveted Golden Shell. The Eyes of Tammy Faye from The Big Sick director Michael Showalter, starring Jessica Chastain as Tammy Faye Bakker, and Undercover, a French […]