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Dokfa nai meuman / Mysterious Object at Noon
(Dokfa nai meuman (Mysterious Object at Noon))
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
The Filth and the Fury
Julien Temple
En construcción
(Work in Progress)
José Luis Guerin
Kya ka ra ba a / Sky, Wind, Fire, Water, Earth
(Sky, Wind, Fire, Water, Earth)
Naomi Kawase
Sobibor, 14 octobre 1943, 16 heures
Claude Lanzmann
Erkennen und verfolgen / War at a Distance
(War at a Distance )
Harun Farocki
De fem benspaend / The Five Obstructions
(The Five Obstructions)
Jørgen Leth, Lars von Trier
Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer
Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill
The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara
Errol Morris
Los rubios
(The Blonds)
Albertina Carri
Tarnation
Jonathan Caouette
Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks (Parts 1, 2, 3)
Wang Bing
S-21, La machine de mort Khmère rouge
(S-21, The Khmer Rouge Death Machine)
Rithy Panh
Los Angeles Plays Itself
Thom Andersen
Jesus, du weisst / Jesus, You Know
(Jesus, You Know)
Ulrich Seidl
Bright Leaves
Ross McElwee
Melancholian 3 huonetta / The Three Rooms of Melancholia
(The Three Rooms of Melancholia)
Pirjo Honkasalo
Fahrenheit 9/11
Michael Moore
Route 181
Michel Khleifi, Eyal Sivan
Oh uomo!
(Oh Man!)
Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi
The Wild Blue Yonder
Werner Herzog
Nekam achat mishtey eynay / Pour un seul de mes deux yeux
(Avenge But One of My Two Eyes)
Avi Mograbi
The Devil and Daniel Johnston
Jeff Feuerzeig
Blokada
(Blockade)
Sergei Loznitsa
Más allá del espejo
(Beyond the Mirror)
Joaquim Jordà
En el hoyo
(In the Pit)
Juan Carlos Rulfo
When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts
Spike Lee
La leyenda del tiempo
(The Legend of Time)
Isaki Lacuesta
Lucio
Aitor Arregi, José María Goenaga
Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind
John Gianvito
My Winnipeg
Guy Maddin
Jogo de cena
(Playing)
Eduardo Coutinho
Les plages d'Agnès
(The Beaches of Agnes)
Agnès Varda
La vie moderne
(Modern Life)
Raymond Depardon
Boxing Gym
Frederick Wiseman
Autobiografia lui Nicolae Ceausescu
(The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceaucescu)
Andrei Ujica
Eût-elle été criminelle...
(Even If She Had Been A Criminal )
Jean-Gabriel Périot
Short Film
Lila
Broadcast Club
Short Film
The Marina Experiment
Marina Lutz
Short Film
Aral, el mar perdido
(Aral, The Lost Sea)
Isabel Coixet
Short Film
Dokfa nai meuman / Mysterious Object at Noon
(Dokfa nai meuman (Mysterious Object at Noon))
Apichatpong Weerasethakul Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Thailand - 2000
The Filth and the Fury
Julien Temple Julien Temple
UK-USA - 2000
En construcción
(Work in Progress)
José Luis Guerin José Luis Guerin
Spain - 2001
Kya ka ra ba a / Sky, Wind, Fire, Water, Earth
(Sky, Wind, Fire, Water, Earth)
Naomi Kawase Naomi Kawase
Japan - 2001
Sobibor, 14 octobre 1943, 16 heures
Claude Lanzmann Claude Lanzmann
France - 2001
Erkennen und verfolgen / War at a Distance
(War at a Distance )
Harun Farocki Harun Farocki
Germany - 2003
De fem benspaend / The Five Obstructions
(The Five Obstructions)
Jørgen Leth, Lars von Trier Jørgen Leth, Lars von Trier
Denmark-Switzerland-Belgium-France - 2003
Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer
Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill
UK-USA - 2003
The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara
Los rubios
(The Blonds)
Albertina Carri Albertina Carri
Argentina-USA - 2003
Tarnation
Jonathan Caouette Jonathan Caouette
USA - 2003
Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks (Parts 1, 2, 3)
Wang Bing Wang Bing
China - 2003
S-21, La machine de mort Khmère rouge
(S-21, The Khmer Rouge Death Machine)
Rithy Panh Rithy Panh
Cambodia-France - 2003
Los Angeles Plays Itself
Thom Andersen Thom Andersen
USA - 2003
Jesus, du weisst / Jesus, You Know
(Jesus, You Know)
Ulrich Seidl Ulrich Seidl
Austria - 2003
Bright Leaves
Ross McElwee Ross McElwee
USA-UK - 2003
Melancholian 3 huonetta / The Three Rooms of Melancholia
(The Three Rooms of Melancholia)
Pirjo Honkasalo Pirjo Honkasalo
Finland-Denmark-Sweden-Germany - 2004
Fahrenheit 9/11
Michael Moore Michael Moore
USA - 2004
Route 181
Michel Khleifi, Eyal Sivan Michel Khleifi, Eyal Sivan
Belgium-Germany-France-UK - 2004
Oh uomo!
(Oh Man!)
Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi
Italy - 2004
The Wild Blue Yonder
Werner Herzog Werner Herzog
Germany-France-Austria-UK - 2005
Nekam achat mishtey eynay / Pour un seul de mes deux yeux
(Avenge But One of My Two Eyes)
Avi Mograbi Avi Mograbi
Israel-France - 2005
The Devil and Daniel Johnston
Jeff Feuerzeig Jeff Feuerzeig
USA - 2005
Blokada
(Blockade)
Sergei Loznitsa Sergei Loznitsa
Russia - 2005
Más allá del espejo
(Beyond the Mirror)
Joaquim Jordà Joaquim Jordà
Spain - 2006
En el hoyo
(In the Pit)
Juan Carlos Rulfo Juan Carlos Rulfo
Mexico - 2006
When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts
Spike Lee Spike Lee
USA - 2006
La leyenda del tiempo
(The Legend of Time)
Isaki Lacuesta Isaki Lacuesta
Spain - 2006
Lucio
Aitor Arregi, José María Goenaga Aitor Arregi, José María Goenaga
Spain - 2007
Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind
John Gianvito John Gianvito
USA - 2007
My Winnipeg
Guy Maddin Guy Maddin
Canada - 2007
Jogo de cena
(Playing)
Eduardo Coutinho Eduardo Coutinho
Brazil - 2008
Les plages d'Agnès
(The Beaches of Agnes)
Agnès Varda Agnès Varda
France - 2008
La vie moderne
(Modern Life)
Raymond Depardon Raymond Depardon
France - 2008
Boxing Gym
Frederick Wiseman Frederick Wiseman
USA
Autobiografia lui Nicolae Ceausescu
(The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceaucescu)
Andrei Ujica Andrei Ujica
Romania
Eût-elle été criminelle...
(Even If She Had Been A Criminal )
Jean-Gabriel Périot Jean-Gabriel Périot
France - 2006
Lila
Broadcast Club Broadcast Club
France - 2009
The Marina Experiment
Marina Lutz Marina Lutz
USA - 2009
Aral, el mar perdido
(Aral, The Lost Sea)
Isabel Coixet Isabel Coixet
Spain

With the title of .doc – New paths of non-fiction, San Sebastian Festival will, in its 58th edition, dedicate an extensive retrospective to contemporary non-fiction movies. The cycle will include some of the most suggestive proposals to have come out of the last decade and will give an in-depth look at the wealth and diversity of non-fiction films produced the world over.   

The retrospective will include forty films. Three of them have been produced in 2010 and as yet to be premiered in Spain: the world premiere of Isabel Coixet’s Aral, el mar perdido, and the Spanish premieres of two films coming from Cannes Festival: Andrei Ujica’s Autobiografía lui Nicolae Ceausescu (The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceaucescu), and Federick Wiseman’s Boxing Gym.

If any single phenomenon has captured attention on the world movie scene in recent years, it has to be today’s interest in documentary cinema, a practice which, save extremely rare exceptions, had followed a path largely falling by the way of the histories of cinema, international festivals and the memory of film buffs. But contemporary documentary cinema is so incredibly varied and versatile that even the classic notion of the term has to be questioned. Requirements traditionally associated to the documentary (like objectivity, a serious tone and lack of expressiveness) are no longer considered essential and can even be deliberately avoided. Rather than documentaries, it seems more fitting talk of non-fiction cinema, a term with the virtue of encompassing this new heterodoxy of the genre, rich in multifarious expressions, alternative paths and unexpected solutions. The new cinema based on real materials shuns the reporting format and seeks other forms of recording the world around us and our relationship with it. The .doc – New paths of non-fiction cycle aims to show some of the most suggestive proposals to have appeared the world over in the last decade.
 
The paths followed by non-fiction cinema take us in very different and even sometimes directly opposing directions: the auto-documentary, or subjective cinema on individual, private subjects — En construcción (José Luis Guerin, 2001; Special Jury Prize at San Sebastian Festival); Más allá del espejo (Beyond the Mirror, Joaquim Jordà, 2006) and My Winnipeg (Guy Maddin, 2007) —; the self-reflective documentary, questioning itself about the documentary-maker’s position with regard to the material he or she is filming — The Five Obstructions (Jorgen Leth and Lars von Trier, 2003) —; essay cinema and certain forms of experimental writing: Auge/Maschine- Parts 1, 2, 3 (Harun Farocki; 2002-2003), Los rubios (The Blonds, Albertina Carri, 2003), Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind (John Gianvito, 2007) and Dokfa Nai Meuman / Mysterious Object at Noon (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2000) —; the fake documentary, employing the rhetoric of non-fiction to tell fictional tales: The Wild Blue Yonder (Werner Herzog, 2005) —; the social and historic testimonies seen from new angles, like the repercussion of individual history on collective history: — S-21, la machine de mort Khmère rouge (S-21, The Khmer Rouge Death Machine, Rithy Panh, 2003); Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks - Parts 1,2,3 (Bing Wang, 2003) and Lucio (José María Goenaga and Aitor Arregi, 2007) —; the new documentary trends proposed by video-artists and moviemakers or those arising from access to digital technology; the current variations on classic documentary practices like cinéma vérité or music documentaries—  The Filth and the Fury (Julien Temple, 2000) and The Devil and Daniel Johnston (Jeff Feuerzeig, 2005) —.

The retrospective offers an overview of these new non-fiction trends set around a selection of the most representative titles produced the world over. Its intention is no other than to draw attention to this field as yet unexplored and unmapped, a field where commitment to reality is no impediment to formal reflection on the audiovisual medium. At the end of the day, .doc – New paths of non-fiction ultimately prompts spectators not only to question themselves on the reality around us, but also on the possibilities offered by the camera for talking about the subject.  
San Sebastian Festival will publish a book to accompany the retrospective coordinated by Antonio Weinrichter, one of the most prestigious experts on non-fiction cinema in our country.

Under more generic, allegorically-entitled headings, the Festival has grouped together films not commonly offered (even in specialised sections) and which, nevertheless, deserve filmgoersí attention. Based on this philosophy, a number of cycles have seen the light, including "The Guys in the Photo", "Forgotten Films"; "You Only Live Once", "The Best 100 Years in our Lives", "The European Adventure", "Spanish Cinema Discoveries", "The Red Nightmare", "A Long Absence", the two editions dedicated to post-war Italian comedy, entitled "Hunger, Humour and Fantasy" and "The Boom Italian-Style", or "The TV Generation", "It Happened yesterday", "50 from the 50s", "Amongst friends and neighbours", "Incorrect@s", "Rebellious and untamed", "Emigrants", "Cold Fever", "Japanese Film Noir", "Backswash; curring edge of french cinema" last of these cycles.


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