The 57th San Sebastian Festival will be bookended by two North American films.
San Sebastian Film Festival
Focus Features' "Sin Nombre" will open a panorama of contempo films from or about Latin America.
Pope John Paul II's visit to a small Uruguayan town near the Brazilian border inspires the little dreams of a little man in the borderline condescending "The Pope's Toilet."
A female cabbie in southern China finds her already paranoid existence thrown into complete disarray in "The Equation of Love and Death."
Outsider Pictures has picked up U.S. rights to Daniel Burman's San Sebastian award winner "Empty Nest."
Kevin Feng Ke's drearily earnest, minimalist prison drama "Letters From Death Row" seems unable to imaginatively follow through on the fascinating dramatic task it's set itself.
A quietly effective, simply told parable of resistance to the heartlessness of the state, Chapour Haghighat's "The Firm Land" celebrates traditional community values even as it records their decline.
A teenage orphan goes searching for her long-lost father and instead finds an older man yearning for someone to care for in sophomore helmer Gabriel Velazquez's solid but uninvolving "Amateurs."
Nobody can stop Yoli from her dream of sultry diva stardom in "The Wicked One," a remarkably corny and old-fashioned potboiler from co-directors Lilian Rosado and Pedro Perez-Rosado, whose last was…
Yesim Ustaoglu's "Pandora's Box" won the 56th San Sebastian festival's Golden Shell for best pic, plus a Silver Shell actress for France's Tsilla Chelton as an ageing Alzheimer-afflicted country…