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Wednesday was Basque Cinema Day and one of the important films which surfaced was a Spanish language film directed by a Basque director and set in the Basque country in and around San Sebastian-Donostia. The name of the picture is "La Casa de mi Padre"  (My father´s house) and the subject matter is the tension between families and members of the same family in this part of the world due to ETA terrorism.  The picture is beautifully shot in rich color and features some of Spain´s ...

A heavy duty basque at San Sebastian

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Wednesday was Basque Cinema Day and one of the important films which surfaced was a Spanish language film directed by a Basque director and set in the Basque country in and around San Sebastian-Donostia. The name of the picture is "La Casa de mi Padre" (My father´s house) and the subject matter is the tension between families and members of the same family in this part of the world due to ETA terrorism. The picture is beautifully shot in rich color and features some of Spain´s top actors, th...

The San Sebastian red carpet will be fuchsia and crowded

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Antonio Banderas, Richard Eyre, Woody Allen, Javier Bardem and Rebecca Hall will be walking along it on the opening dayThe carpet that the stars at the forthcoming San Sebastián Festival will be walking along will be fuchsia, which is the predominant colour this year in the Festival’s image.The fuchsia carpet is 90 metres long in the route it follows along the Paseo de la Zurriola leading up to the door of the Kursaal, and 40 metres long outside the Victoria Eugenia.The team that has made th...

A look at Spanish cinema at the San Sebastian Festival

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The participation of Spanish cinema at the Festival (Sept 18-27) will include three films in the Official Selection and another three in Zabaltegi-New Directors Camino, El patio de mi cárcel (My Prison Yard) and Tiro en la cabeza will compete in the Official Selection, and Amateurs, Chicos normales (Ordinary Boys) and El truco del manco in Zabaltegi-New DirectorsFlores de luna (Night Flowers) will be presented in Zabaltegi-Specials and La casa de mi padre will be premiered at the Basque Cinema ...

Film In Focus: THIEVES

Tuesday, June 10------One of the more arresting posters on display during Festroia is of an impossibly handsome young man who plays the lead in the Spanish film THIEVES (LADRONES). The film, directed by Jaime Marques, had its world premiere at the Malaga Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Award. It has been a hit on the Festival circuit, winning a C.I.C.A.Ê. Award at the Locarno International Film Festival.The follows the story of Alex, who has spent his childhood in an orphanage and ...

Spanish reviewers unhappy with San Sabastian awards

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The Sunday morning festival reports in the Spanish papers, whose writers represent a cross-section of leading Spanish film critics, were nearly unanimous in denouncing the prizes dished out the day before by the Angelica Huston led official competition jury. The main prize, which went to the Czech film "Something Like Happiness", came in for the strongest condemnation. Three critics used the word "absurdo" (absurd) to describe the top award, one going so far as to say that there were at least e...

53 rd San Sebastian opened with several bangs

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The Donostia-San Sebastian film festival on the incredibly picturesque North Spanish coast, ("NAZIOARTEKO ZINEMALDIA" in the exotic Basque language of the region), has opened heavily "front loaded" as the saying goes these days, which means that many of the big guns, films with high prize potential, have already been fired off in the first few days. The festival opener was, appropriately, "Obaba", one of the most eagerly awaited Spanish films of the year based on a Basque language best seller b...

Viva Espana in Manchester

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With Manchester's most prolific export now settled in Madrid, Spain returns the favour this March with some of the very finest Spanish films and filmmakers coming to Manchester to celebrate the 10th birthday of ¡Viva! the UK's only Spanish Film Festival. Held annually at Manchester's internationally acclaimed cinema, Cornerhouse, the festival features the best of recent Spanish cinema, a themed section, archive screenings, and special events. This year the programming will expand to encompass f...

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