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67th SAN SEBASTIÁN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

20 to 28 SEPTEMBER 2019

FILM IN COMPETITION


MANO DE OBRA / WORKFORCE

by David Zonana


with Luis Alberti, Hugo Mendoza, Jonathan Sánchez


Mexico · 2019 · 1h 22min


Francisco and a group of construction workers are building a luxury house in Mexico City. Following the accidental on-site death of his brother, Francisco learns that his widowed sister-in-law will not receive compensation from the wealthy owner of the house. After enduring a succession of further abuses against himself and his colleagues, and having made several attempts to obtain justice, he finally takes the law into his own hands - but will the world he's fighting against end up consuming him?


Press Screening: 20.09 - 14.30 - Principe 7


Photo Call: 21.09 - 15.20 - Kursaal Centre

Official Screening: 21.09 - 16.00 - Kursaal 1

Press Conference: 21.09 - 17.55 - Centre


Other screenings:

21.09 - 20.00 - Antiguo Berri 2

22.09 -16.00 - Antiguo Berri 2 & 18.15 - Principe 7


Interviews: Sunday 22.09 from 15.15-17.30 with Director David Zonana


Press Material

*For the 2 Clips pls go on to the virtual box of the Festival


World Sales: Wild Bunch, France



FILM IN COMPETITION


DAS VORSPIEL / THE AUDITION

by Ina Weisse


with Nina Hoss, Simon Abkarian, Ilja Monti


Germany - France · 2019 · 1h 39min


Anna Bronsky is a violin teacher at a music high school. Despite the opposition of all the other teachers, Anna drives through the admission of a boy in whom she detects a remarkable talent. She will work with Alexander with great dedication and prepares him for the midterm exam – neglecting her son Jonas at the same time. From her husband, the French violin maker Philippe Bronsky, she distances herself more and more. Her colleague Christian, with whom she has an affair, persuades her to join a quintet. When she fails during their joint concert the pressure mounts. With Alexander now her vehicle, she drives him ever onwards and upwards. Come the day of the exam events takes a tragic turn.


Press Screenings: 22.09 - 09.00 - Teatro Victoria Eugenia & 12.00 - Kursaal 1


Photo Call: 22.09 - 13.30 - Kursaal Centre

Press Conference: 22.09 - 14.00 - Kursaal Centre

Official Screening: 22.09 - 19.00 - Kursaal 1


Other screenings:

23.09 - 23.15 - Principe 7

24.09 - 20.45 - Antiguo Berri 2


Interviews: Sunday 22.09 from 15.45-17.00 with Ina Weisse & Nina Hoss


Press Material


World Sales: Les Films du Losange, France



FILM IN COMPETITION


THALASSO

by Guillaume Nicloux


with Michel Houellebecq, Gérard Depardieu, Maxime Lefrançois,

Mathieu Nicourt, Daria Panchenko


France · 2019 · 1h 33min


It's been five years since The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq. Michel and Gérard Depardieu coincide at a seawater therapy centre in Cabourg. Together they try to survive the health regime that the centre attempts to impose upon them. While Michel remains in constant contact with his kidnappers, a series of unexpected events will derail their routine.


Press Screening: 24.09 - 12.00 - Principe 3


Photo Call: 25.09 - 15.30 - Kursaal Centre

Official Screening: 25.09 - 16.00 - Kursaal 1

Press Conference: 25.09 - 18.00 - Kursaal Centre


Other screenings:

26.09 - 18.15 - Principe 7

27.09 - 18.30 - Antiguo Berri 2


Interviews: Thursday 26.09 from 10.30-12.45 with Guillaume Nicloux


Press Material


World Sales: Wild Bunch, France



NEW DIRECTORS


LE RÊVE DE NOURA / NOURA'S DREAM

by Hinde Boujeema


with Hend Sabri, Lofti Abdelli, Hakim Boumassoudi, Belhassen Harbaoui, lkbal Harbaoui, Jamel Sassi


Tunisia - Belgium - France - Qatar · 2019 · 1h 30min


While her husband is in jail, Noura meets Lassad. They love each other and want to live together, but Jamel gets out of jail and because of a law Noura just has to get back to normal with him. Second feature film by its director.


Press Screening: 21.09 - 17.00 - Principe 3


Official Screening: 21.09 - 21.30 - Kursaal 2 followed by a Q & A


Other screenings:

22.09 - 09.30 - Kursaal 2

23.09 - 16.00 - Trueba 1


Interviews: Sunday 22.09 from 15.30-17.30 with Hinde Boujeema & Hend Sabri


Press Material


World Sales: Wild Bunch, France



NEW DIRECTORS


LE MILIEU DE L'HORIZON / BEYOND THE HORIZON

by Delphine Lehericey


with Laetitia Casta, Luc Bruchez, Clémence Poésy, Thibaut Evrard, Fred Hotier


Switzerland - Belgium ·  2019 · 1h 30min


Summer 76', there's a heatwave and the Swiss countryside is drying out at top speed. In this stifling environment, Gus who is thirteen years old and the son of a farmer sees both his family environment and his innocence relentlessly breaking. He's living the end of a world.


Press Screening: 26.09 - 08.30 - Kursaal 2


Official Screening: 26.09 - 16.00 - Principal followed by Q&A


Other screenings:

27.09 - 23.00 - Antiguo Berri 6

28.09 - 18.00 - Principe 2


Interviews: Thursday 26.09 from 11.30-13.30 with Delphine Lehericey & Laetitia Casta

For Spanish Press pls contact Javier Asenjo : javier@elamedia.es +34630392582


Press Material

*For the trailer pls go on to the virtual box of the Festival


World Sales: Be For Films, Belgium



CULINARY ZINEMA


THE TASTE OF PHO

by Mariko Bobrik


with Lena Nguyen, Long Thang Long Do


Poland - Germany · 2019 · 1h 20min


A Warsaw-based Vietnamese cook struggles to fit into the European culture, which his ten-year-old daughter has already embraced as her own. A story about love, misunderstanding, and food.


Press Screening: 23.09 - 18.15 - Principe 9


Official Screening: 23.09 - 20.00 - Trueba 2


Other screenings:

25.09 - 19.30 - Antiguo Berri 8

26.09 - 18.00 - Antiguo Berri 7


Interviews: Tuesday 24.09 from 14.30-16.00 with Mariko Bobrik


Press Material

will be updated soon either on this link or on the virtual box of the festival


World Sales: New Europe Film Sales, Poland

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