Magazine article Screen International

San Sebastian Unveils Made in Spain Titles

Magazine article Screen International

San Sebastian Unveils Made in Spain Titles

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Films include Almodovar's I'm So Excited and Coixet's Yesterday Never Ends.

A total of 11 Spanish films have selected for the Made in Spain section of the 61st San Sebastian Festival (Sept 20-28).

The selection includes:

15 Años Y Un Día (15 Years + 1 Day)Gracia Querejeta

The latest film from Gracia Querejeta won four awards at the Malaga Film Festival, including Best Film. The relationship between a conflictive teenager and his grandfather Max, a retired soldier. When Jon is expelled from school, Marga, his mother, decides to pack him off to Max in the hope that he will bring him back into line. The two will confront their limitations and their fears.

Los Amantes Pasajeros (I'm So Excited)Pedro Almodóvar

In his latest film, Pedro Almodóvar brings us a very mixed bag of travellers in a life-threatening situation on board a plane flying to Mexico City. Their defenselessness in the face of danger provokes a general catharsis that becomes the best way to escape from the idea of death. This catharsis, developed in the tone of a riotous, moral comedy, fills the time with unforeseeable confessions that help them forget the anguish of the moment and face the greatest of dangers, the one they each carry within themselves.

Ayer No Termina Nunca (Yesterday Never Ends)Isabel Coixet

A film by Isabel Coixet presented in the Panorama section of the Berlin Festival, winner of the Silver Biznaga and the Jury Special Prize at the Malaga Festival. Barcelona, 2017. A couple reunites after five years apart. Both have had a difficult time. Just when they feel that the past has lost its importance, it bursts back into their lives. Unhealed wounds never close.

Con La Pata Quebrada (Barefoot And In The Kitchen)Diego Galán

Directed by Diego Galán, former Director of the San Sebastian Festival, this documentary composed of fragments of films reflects on how women have been viewed by Spanish cinema since the 30s until today. It was presented at the Cannes Classics section of the last Cannes Festival.

Gente En Sitios (People In Places)Juan Cavestany

European premiere of the new film from Juan Cavestany which randomly makes its way through comedy, drama, social chronicle, horror and surrealism with a common denominator: the uncompromising poetry of of the human condition against the onslaught of the unusual and the chaotic. …

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