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Álex de la Iglesia, Manuel Martín Cuenca, Fernando Franco, Denis Villeneuve and David Trueba will present their films in the Official Selection at the San Sebastian Festival
Three Spanish productions will compete in the New Directors section and another eleven features will premiere in other sections
07 / 24 / 2013

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Spanish film is back as one of the stars of the San Sebastian Festival. The 61st edition of the event will pay tribute with a Donostia Award to the actress Carmen Maura, recognising one of the most remarkable professional careers in the Spanish cinema of recent decades. The actress will receive the lifetime achievement award during presentation in the Official Selection, out-of-competition, of her latest participation: Las brujas de Zugarramurdi, the new work from Álex de la Iglesia.

Two Spanish films and two co-production will also compete in this year’s Official Selection: the latest films by reputed directors Manuel Martín Cuenca, David Trueba and Denis Villeneuve, and the first work from the filmmaker Fernando Franco

Another four young talents will compete in the New Directors section: Fran Araujo, Ernesto de Nova, Isabel Ayguavives and Aarón Fernández. Zabaltegi will include the presentation of an interesting selection of feature films and documentaries produced this year. The premiere in the Velodrome of the film by Oskar Santos, Zipi y Zape y el club de la canica (Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang), the three co-productions competing in Horizontes Latinos and a contender for the Audience Award in the Pearls section round off the presence of Spanish movies at the 61st edition of the San Sebastian Festival.

Official Selection

Las brujas de Zugarramurdi (Witching and Bitching)
Álex de la Iglesia (Spain-France)
Not in competition

An absurd, racy comedy starring a group of desperate thieves who rob a Cash-for-Gold shop in Madrid's Puerta del Sol and make a crazy dash for Disneyland with one of the heister's sons in tow. But on the border with France, they fall into the hands of Basque witches who apply themselves diligently to the ancient customs of their craft and bringing the men down a peg or two.


Caníbal (Cannibal)
Manuel Martín Cuenca (Spain-Romania-Russia-France)

Manuel Martín Cuenca's latest movie is the tale of love with a demon: Carlos is not only Granada's most reputed tailor, he's also a closet murderer. He feels neither regret nor guilt... until Nina shows up in his life. At last Carlos realises the true nature of his actions and finds love for the first time.


Enemy
Denis Villeneuve (Spain-Canada)

The latest work from the Canadian director Denis Villeneuve (Incendies) is a Spain-Canada co-production starring Jake Gyllenhaal. A mysterious thriller played out in the subconscious of a man in crisis: Adam leads a monotonous life until he discovers Anthony, a small-time actor physically identical to him.


La herida (Wounded)
Fernando Franco (Spain)

The first work from Fernando Franco revolves around Ana, a 30 year old ambulance driver. Though good at her job, Ana has problems relating in her personal life. She doesn't know it, but she suffers from a condition known by psychiatrists as Borderline Personality Disorder. The situation pushes her to outbreaks of self-destructive behaviour, alcohol abuse and self-harm. Ana is incapable of getting what she wants most: to be happy.


Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados (Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed)
David Trueba (Spain)

David Trueba portrays in his new film the unforgettable friendship between three people: an English teacher who travels to Almería when he hears that John Lennon is making a film there, a 16 year old boy who has run away from home and a young girl who also seems to be running away from something...


New Directors

El árbol magnético (The Magnetic Tree)
Isabel Ayguavives (Spain-Chile)

A young boy's return to the country of his birth, Chile, after a long absence. The house in the country where he lived with his family is up for sale and they all gather to bid the place farewell. Their visit to the "magnetic tree", a local curiosity with strange properties, will awaken almost forgotten feelings and affections in the boy.


Las horas muertas (The Empty Hours)
Aarón Fernández (Mexico-France-Spain)

The second film from Aarón Fernández is a Spain-Mexico-France co-production already screened as part of Films in Progress at the 60th edition of the Festival. Sebastián, 17, manages his uncle’s cosy rent-by-the-hour motel on the coast of Veracruz. Miranda, 35, occasionally meets her lover in the Motel, but he often arrives late. During that spare time, Sebastián and Miranda will become closer and closer.


El Rayo (El Rayo (Hassan´s Way))
Fran Araújo, Ernesto de Nova (Spain-Portugal)

The odyssey of Hassan, a Moroccan immigrant who can no longer find work in Spain after thirteen years in the country and decides to go home. He puts all his savings into a second-hand tractor to secure a living in Morocco and sets out to drive it back. When he came to Spain he had nothing, now he's returning with his only belonging: el Rayo.


Horizontes Latinos

La jaula de oro
Diego Quemada-Díez (Mexico-Spain)

A Mexico-Spain co-production directed by Diego Quemada-Díez and premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the last Festival de Cannes. Juan, Sara and Samuel, a group of 15 year olds, flee Guatemala in an attempt to make it to the USA. The youngsters hope to find a better world beyond the Mexican border, but they soon have to face up to a very different reality.


Pensé que iba a haber fiesta (I Thought It Was a Party)
Victoria Galardi (Argentina-Spain)

The Argentinian filmmaker Victoria Galardi presents her new work, presented in the Co-production Forum at the 60th edition of the Festival. This Argentina-Spain co-production tells the tale of Ana, a woman who has a love affair with her best friend's ex-husband. A film about the search for love, friendship, loneliness, fear, guilt, the world of women... Starring Elena Anaya and Valeria Bertucelli.


El médico alemán - Wakolda
Lucía Puenzo (Argentina-Spain-France-Norway)

Premiered in the Un Certain Regard section of the last Festival de Cannes, the latest film from Lucía Puenzo, is the true story of an Argentinian family who lived with one of the biggest criminals in history without realising his true identity.


Pearls

Gloria
Sebastián Lelio (CHILE-SPAIN)

Winner of the Films in Progress Award at San Sebastian last year and of the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the last Berlin Festival, this Spain-Chile co-production directed by Sebastián Lelio paints the portrait of the spirited and attractive 58-year-old Gloria as she sets about tackling a new stage in her life.


Zabaltegi

Family Tour
Liliana Torres (Spain)

In her directorial debut, Liliana Torres Expósito reflects her experiences on returning home after several years of living abroad. Her mother, a person of exceptional eccentric simplicity, forces Lili to visit her relatives (grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins) on a family tour of the abandoned landscape of her childhood as she explores her own frustrations and limits of tolerance with the faults we all inherit.


Hotzanak, For Your Own Safety (Hotzanak, For Your Own Safety)
Izibene Oñederra (Spain)

I told him I was a filmmaker... and nothing has changed. Amid these landscapes traipses the soul, at times certain, at others uncertain of its own existence, while the body is and is and is and has no place of its own.


Mujer conejo (Rabbit Woman)
Verónica Chen (Argentina-Spain)

An anything but conventional tale with a bold formal proposal that combines anime with real images. Ana, a beautiful young woman of Chinese origin who works as a municipal inspector in Buenos Aires, accidentally becomes involved in the local Chinese mafia. When they threaten her she flees to Argentina's Pampas region, invaded by mutant carnivorous bunnies.


El rey de Canfranc (The King of Canfranc)
Manuel Priede, José Antonio Blanco (Spain-France)

A documentary centring on the bizarre figure of Albert le Lay, a spy with the French resistance who hid behind the normal appearance of a French customs agent at the Canfranc railway station, strategic passing place for goods travelling between Spain and Germany.


Serrat y Sabina: El símbolo y el cuate (Serrat & Sabina: Two for the Road)
Francesc Relea (Spain)

A documentary tour of Latin America with two like-thinking artists. Joan Manuel Serrat is an icon for an entire generation. Joaquín Sabina is el cuate, the affectionate Mexican word loosely translating as 'brother'.


Sigo siendo (Kachkaniraqmi) (I´m Still (Kachkaniraqmi))
Javier Corcuera (Peru-Spain)

In his new documentary, Javier Corcuera shows us characters who are part of a country. Although the film talks about music and musicians, it is not strictly musical but rather a reflection on personal stories apparently very far apart, stories that look for one another in a country also immersed in the struggle to find itself and create its own identity: Peru.


Violet (Violet)
Luiso Berdejo (USA-Spain)

The latest film by Luiso Berdejo is a love story that kicks off in Santa Monica (California) when Álex finds an old Polaroid photograph of a girl he falls madly in love with, setting out to find her, despite having no clues as to who she is or when the picture was taken.


Zela Trovke (Cutting Grass)
Asier Altuna (Spain)

Zela Trovke is an old Slovak moritat, a type of ballad that narrates the events surrounding a murder.


Velodrome

Zipi y Zape y el Club de la Canica (Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang)
Oskar Santos (Spain)

Director Oskar takes some famous comic characters to the screen. Zipi and Zape are grounded and have to spend the summer at Esperanza, a brainwashing school directed with an iron fist and eye-patch by the terrible Falconetti.



Official Selection

Official Selection

LAS BRUJAS DE ZUGARRAMURDI ALEX DE LA IGLESIA (SPAIN - FRANCE)

Official Selection

Official Selection

CANÍBAL (CANNIBAL) MANUEL MARTÍN CUENCA (SPAIN - ROMANIA - RUSSIA - FRANCE)

Official Selection

Official Selection

ENEMY DENIS VILLENEUVE (SPAIN - CANADA)

Official Selection

Official Selection

LA HERIDA (WOUNDED) FERNANDO FRANCO (SPAIN)

Official Selection

Official Selection

VIVIR ES FACIL CON LOS OJOS CERRADOS DAVID TRUEBA (SPAIN)

New Directors

New Directors

EL ÁRBOL MAGNÉTICO (THE MAGNETIC TREE) ISABEL AYGUAVIVES (SPAIN - CHILE)

New Directors

New Directors

LAS HORAS MUERTAS (THE EMPTY HOURS) AARÓN FERNÁNDEZ (MEXICO - FRANCE - SPAIN)

New Directors

New Directors

EL RAYO (HASSAN´S WAY: EL RAYO) FRAN ARAÚJO, ERNESTO DE NOVA (SPAIN)

Horizontes Latinos

Horizontes Latinos

LA JAULA DE ORO DIEGO QUEMADA (MEXICO - SPAIN)

Horizontes Latinos

Horizontes Latinos

PENSÉ QUE IBA A HABER FIESTA (I THOUGHT IT WAS A PARTY) VICTORIA GALARDI (ARGENTINA - SPAIN)

Horizontes Latinos

Horizontes Latinos

WAKOLDA (WAKOLDA) LUCÍA PUENZO (ARGENTINA - FRANCE - SPAIN)

Pearls

Pearls

GLORIA SEBASTIÁN LELIO (CHILE - SPAIN)

Zabaltegi

Zabaltegi

FAMILY TOUR (FAMILY TOUR) LILIANA TORRES EXPÓSITO (SPAIN)

Zabaltegi

Zabaltegi

HOTZANAK, FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY IZEBENE OÑEDERRA (SPAIN)

Zabaltegi

Zabaltegi

MUJER CONEJO (RABBIT WOMAN) VERONICA CHEN (ARGENTINA - SPAIN)

Zabaltegi

Zabaltegi

EL REY DE CANFRANC (THE KING OF CANFRANC) MANUEL PRIEDE GONZÁLEZ, JOSE ANTONIO BLANCO (SPAIN - FRANCE)

Zabaltegi

Zabaltegi

SERRAT Y SABINA: EL SÍMBOLO Y EL CUATE (SERRAT & SABINA: TWO FOR THE ROAD) FRANCESC RELEA (SPAIN)

Zabaltegi

Zabaltegi

SIGO SIENDO (KACHKANIRAQMI) (I´M STILL (KACHKANIRAQMI)) JAVIER CORCUERA (PERU - SPAIN)

Zabaltegi

Zabaltegi

VIOLET (VIOLET) LUISO BERDEJO (USA - SPAIN)

Zabaltegi

Zabaltegi

ZELA TROVKE ASIER ALTUNA (SPAIN)

Velodrome

Velodrome

ZIPI Y ZAPE Y EL CLUB DE LA CANICA (ZIP & ZAP AND THE MARBLE GANG) OSKAR SANTOS (SPAIN)

Photocall

Photocall

Jose Luis Rebordinos with the crew of "Las brujas de Zugarramurdi", Official Selection.

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Photocall

Terele Pávez, one of the "witches" ​​that make the evil side of "Las brujas de Zugarramurdi".

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Photocall

Photocall with the film crews attending the presentation.

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Photocall

"La herida", Official Selection.

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Photocall

Marian Álvarez, main character of "La herida", Official Selection.

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Photocall

David Trueba and Natalia de Molina from the movie "Vivir es fácil", Official Selection.

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Photocall

Natalia de Molina, actress from "Vivir es fácil".

Photocall

Photocall

David Trueba, director of "Vivir es fácil".

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Photocall

José Luis Rebordinos with the crew of "Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang", Velodrome.

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Photocall

Carlos Bardem and Leticia Dolera from the movie "Violet",Zabaltegi

Presentation

Presentation

Maialen Beloki and José Luis Rebordinos

Presentation

Presentation

Photocall

Photocall

The director of the Festival with the crew of "Canibal", Official Selection.

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Photocall

Asunción Balaguer and Ginés García Millán.

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Photocall

Rubén Ochandiano

Photocall

Photocall

Enrique González Macho,(Academia);Ignacio Corrales (TVE); Susana de la Sierra (ICAA) and Jose Luis Rebordinos (Festival).


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