Actor Karra Elejalde and the presenter Edurne Ormazabal were the masters of ceremonies of the 62nd San Sebastian Festival opening gala, on 19 September at 21:00 in the Kursaal Auditorium.
To present the contents of this edition, they were accompanied by other big names from Spanish cinema: Maribel Verdú, Unax Ugalde, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, Mireia Gabilondo, Eduard Fernández and Imanol Arias.
During the gala, Denzel Washington received the Don...
Santiago de Compostela
Adrian Martin is Professor of Film Studies at Goethe-Universität (Goethe University, Frankfurt) and Monash University (Melbourne). He is pub...
By "Oroslanyi Sandor Deleon", Miskolc
The VIP high point of cinefest 2014 was reached on the next-to-last day by the visitations in back-to-back master classes of two of the classiest cinematographers in living captivity, Sándor Sára (80) and Vilmos Zsigmond (83) multi-acclaimed Hollywood cameraman of incontestably Hungarian origin.
Sándor Sára (born 28 November 1933) is an Hungarian cinematogr...
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Video by Leopoldo Soto
Piers Handling offered a few words before the closing film, proud of his achievments and perspectives, 6000 industry delegates attending, 41 film sales...and is excited about the future 40th anniversatry of TIFF for 2015.
As the 39th Toronto International Film Festival concludes on a high note, setting a new record for industry delegate attendance and delivering strong film sales. This year saw the Festival’s highest film sale t...
Video by Leopoldo Soto
KATE WINSLET, and Dir. Alan Rickman, presenting A little chaos, during the closing night ceremony, at 2014 TIFF.
Charles Herzfeld is a 25 year veteran Technicolor senior VP Features. He shares his view on TIFF and why he loves this festival so much. Talking shop to Laurie Gordon for filmfestivals.com, Charles tells us why he has attended TIFF for the past 15 years. At this year's TIFF 2014 Technicolor worked on Chris Rock's latest film TOP FIVE and Pink Floyds THE WALL new version
Johnny Brower is the writer and producer of “The POP 69 Movie.” This is based upon the historical events that prompted John Lennon and Yoko Ono to travel across the world to perform for the first time as the Plastic Ono Band...
Albert Nerenberg (born October 13, 1962) is a Canadian independent filmmaker, actor, journalist, and laughologist. His films include Stupidity (2003), Escape to Canada(2005), Let's All Hate Toronto (2007), and Lau...
Seven important personalities from the film scene will sit on the Official Jury at the San Sebastian Festival
Alongside them will be an eighth member: the Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, arrested on 10 May of this year by the Federal Security State of the Russian Federation (FSB) and today in a Moscow prison for having backed the Euromaidan protests in Kiev and his opposition to the annexation of Crimea by Russia.
Los anos de Fierro
The years of Fierro tells the story of Cesar, the oldest Mexican prisoner on death row in the United States. Cesar has waited for his execution date for more than 30 years, always insisting that he is innocent. The years of Fierro is a reflection on justice, imprisonment, punishment, guilt and brotherly love, through the eyes of Cesar and his brother, Sergio. These two brothers still hope to meet again, no matter the time or the distance.
The director, Santi...
Colombian director, Oscar Ruiz Navia, screened Los Hongos at TIFF (Jury Award winner in Locarno)
Short Interview by Leopoldo Soto with actress Clara Pasieka. Promoting her role in David Cronenberg's Maps to the stars .
Agata Smoluch Del Sorbo, Canadian Features
Alexander Rogalski, Short Cuts Canada
Andréa Picard, Wavelengths, Future Projections
Brad Deane, TIFF Cinematheque
Cameron Bailey, South Asia, Western Europe, USA, the Caribbean, CTC: Seoul, Galas
Colin Geddes, Midnight Madness, Vanguard
Diana Sanchez, Spain, Portugal, Latin America
Dimitri Eipides, Eastern & Ce...
Dissident director Mohammad Rasoulof had his passport confiscated by the Iranian government, and was unable to come to the Stockholm International Film Festival, or any other film festival, with his film, Manuscripts Don’t Burn. His passport has now been returned to him, and he has left Iran.
During the 2013 Stockholm Film Festival Mohammad Rasoulof’s Manuscripts Don’t Burn was screened. The film deals with the Iranian government’s censorship of art and film. Rasoulof...
The Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa has accepted the honour of becoming the president of the international jury of the 7th edition of CinEast, the Central and Eastern European Film Festival in Luxembourg, held from 9 to 26 October 2014.
The CinEast (pronounced “ciné-East”) festival specialises in showcasing and promoting the latest cinematographic works by directors from the post-communist countries of Central and Eastern Europe. CinEast also strives to b...
Other names to have confirmed their attendance alongside Denzel Washington and Benicio del Toro, are: Antonio Banderas, John Malkovich, Pedro Almodóvar, Viggo Mortensen, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessica Chastain, Josh Hutcherson, Omar Sy, Ricardo Darín, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Leonardo Sbaraglia, and many more
This morning, the latest edition of the San Sebastian Festival was presented in the María Cristina Hotel. Jose Luis Rebordinos, the Festival Director and Management Com...
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Dorothy Arzner (1897-1979) was one of a kind in the history of American cinema, the only woman to carve out a professional career as a director in Hollywood's Golden Age. In its 62nd edition, the San Sebastian Festival pays homage to the work of Arzner, today considered a pioneer in women's incorporation to the film industry, proclaimed as a filmmaker of strong style and personality for which she earned undeniable prestige within the Hollywood s...
A new international corps of reputed moviemakers will present their films in the Official Selection of the San Sebastian Festival. All of these titles, along with those already announced, will compete for the Golden Shell. We will shortly confirm the new films to complete the Official Selection.
Aire libre (Open Air)
Anahí Berneri (Argentina)
Argentinian director Anahí Berneri returns to competition in the Official Selecti...