The San Sebastian Film Festival has unveiled its competition line-up with a selection of Spanish language titles. The festival, which unspools Sept. 18-26 in the idyllic Basque town, will feature new films from new films from Pablo Agüero, Asier Altuna, Cesc Gay, Marc Recha, Federico Veiroj and Agustí Villaronga. This year’s festival also includes a strong Latin American connection, with four of the six Golden Shell competition titles Spain-Latin America co-productions.

Alex de la Iglesia presents his latest film Mi Gran Noche out of competition while special screenings will include Imanol Uribe’s Lejos Del Mar, starring Elena Anaya and Eduard Fernández, and Pere Joan Ventura’s docu No Estamos Solos. The festival calendar’s premier showcase for Spanish language cinema also includes a special screening of Dani de la Torre’s El Desconocido.

San Sebastian fest director Jose Luis Rebordinos made the announcement at a Madrid press conference this morning.

The full line-up is below:

In Competition

Amama (Amama: When A Tree Falls) – directed by Asier Altuna (Spain)

El Apóstata (The Apostate) directed by Federico Veiroj (Spain/Uruguay/France)

Un Dia Perfecte Per Volar directed by Marc Recha (Spain)

Eva No Duerme directed by Pablo Agüero (Argetina/France/Spain)

El Rey De La Habana (The King of Havana) directed by Agustí Villaronga (Spain/Dominican Republic)

Truman directed by Cesc Gay (Spain/Argentina)

Out Of Competition

Mi Gran Noche directed by Alex De La Iglesia (Spain)

Special Screenings

Lejos Del Mar (Far From The Sea) directed by Imanol Uribe (Spain)

No Estamos Solos directed by Pere Joan Ventura (Spain)

New Directors

Paula directed by Eugenio Canevari (Argentina/Spain)

Pikadero directed by Ben Sharrock (Spain/UK)

Horizontes Latinos

El Botón De Nácar (The Pearl Button) directed by Patricio Guzmán (Chile/Spain/France)

Magallanes directed by Salvador Del Solar (Peru/Argentina/Colombia/Spain)


Un Día Vu 10,000 Elefantes (One Day I Saw 10,000 Elephants) directed by Alex Guimerá, Juan Pajares

Isla Bonita directed by Fernando Colomo (Spain)

Mi Querida España directed by Mercedes Moncada (Spain)

La Novia (The Bride) directed by Paula Ortiz (Spain/Turkey/Germany)

The Propaganda Game directed by Álvaro Longoria (Spain)

Duellum directed by Tucket Dávila Wood (Spain)


El Desconocido (Retribution) directed by Dani De La Torre (Spain)