These are the four Spanish films that will compete at the 2022 San Sebastian Festival

These are the four Spanish films that will compete at the 2022 San Sebastian Festival

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07/15/2022 at 13:05


The Donostiarra festival has once again become the best showcase of the Spanish cinema crop with an overwhelming variety of titles

Four Spanish films will participate in the competition at the 70th edition of the San Sebastian Festival: ‘the motherly‘, by Pilar Palomero, ‘Spring consecration‘, by Fernando Franco, ‘wild sunflowers‘, by Jaime Rosales and suro‘, by Mikel Gurrea.

It has been a particularly prolific year for auteur cinema and there were many titles that were fighting to enter the official section of the event. After the participation in Berlin of Carla Simón (‘Alcarrás’), Isaki Lacuesta (‘One Day, One Night’) and Alauda Ruíz de Azúa (‘Five Little Wolves’) and in Cannes of Albert Serra (‘Pacifiction’), Rodrigo Sorogoyen (‘As bestas’) and Elena Lóez Riera (‘El agua’) in different sections, San Sebastián continues to defend its status as showcase of the most diverse Spanish cinema.

It was already known that Alberto Rodríguez would open with ‘Model 77’, prison drama based on true events around the events that occurred in 1977 in the Barcelona penitentiary starring Miguel Herrán and Javier Gutiérrez. Now a good number of tapes of the national harvest are added. Pilar Palomero, after triumphing in Malaga and at the Goyas with ‘Las Niñas’, premieres in San Sebastián with ‘La Maternal’, which shows us the difficulties of an adolescent at risk of exclusion who becomes pregnant and is admitted to a reception center. Fernando Franco, who already participated with his debut feature, ‘La wound’, returns with ‘The Rite of Spring’, in which a young student meets a boy with cerebral palsy and his mother (played by Emma Suárez) with the that will start a beautiful friendship relationship.

Jaime Rosales also returns to the competition with ‘Girasoles Salvajes’, starring Anna Castillo and Oriol Pla, which revolves around the tortuous relationship of a young mother with a man who not exactly a role model for your children. Finally, the team led by José Luis Rebordinos has opted for a first film, ‘Suro’, by Mikel Gurrea, with Vicky Luengo and Pol López.

In addition, Paco León’s new ‘Rainbow’ will have a special screening at the Velodrome and ‘Los renglones torcidos de Dios’ will premiere at the closing of Perlas, a section in which the films by Isaki Lacuesta and Rodrigo Sorogoyen will also be rescued . Zabaltegui will include ‘Cerdita’, by Carlota Pereda after her time at Sundance, and ‘El agua’, by Elena López Riera.

The Movistar series ‘El apagón’, will also have a place in the programmingin which five directors (Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Raúl Arévalo, Isa Campo, Isaki Lacuesta and Alberto Rodríguez) sign their corresponding chapter around a common starting point: a major blackout caused by a solar storm that sinks all the technology on the planet .

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