Christian Johannes Koch • Director of Spagat

Interview: Christian Johannes Koch • Director of Spagat

Spagat is not a movie about ‘sans-papiers’; it’s a movie about society as a whole”

Cineuropa met up with young Swiss director Christian Johannes Koch at San Sebastián to talk about Spagat, his first feature film  

24/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | New Directors

Review: DNA

Review: DNA

Maïwenn returns to her roots by transferring the abundant energy which flows through her films into an intimate, accurate and moving work about grief, family and the transmission of Algerian heritage  

24/09 | San Sebastián 2020

Review: Courtroom 3H

Review: Courtroom 3H

In his first documentary, Antonio Méndez Esparza keeps exposing the realities of life in the United States, this time from a Florida family court — where emotions are always running high  

24/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | Competition

Tallinn Black Nights announces the first eight titles of its main competition

Tallinn Black Nights announces the first eight titles of its main competition

The line-up includes new films by István Szabó, Laila Pakalnina, Dalibor Matanić, Georgi Mindadze, Nisan Dağ, Anna Melikyan and Leonardo António  

24/09 | Black Nights 2020

Harry Macqueen • Director of Supernova

Interview: Harry Macqueen • Director of Supernova

“It’s about documenting intimacy”

We met up with Harry Macqueen to talk about his new film, Supernova, starring Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth as ageing lovers on a road trip  

24/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | Competition

Review: My Heart Goes Boom!

Review: My Heart Goes Boom!

Colourful, vivacious and altogether joyous guilty pleasure from Nacho Álvarez, based on the songs of Raffaella Carrà — who taught us such important lessons as ‘making love is better in the south’  

24/09 | San Sebastián 2020 | RTVE Screenings

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Appearances - by Marc Fitoussi - Marc Fitoussi strips the social varnish of expatriates’ circles in a film with a hidden bottom that reveals a thriller hidden under a comedy of manners and offers another great role to Karin Viard
Appearances
by Marc Fitoussi
Marc Fitoussi strips the social varnish of expatriates’ circles in a film with a hidden bottom that reveals a thriller hidden under a comedy of manners and offers another great role to Karin Viard
Just Like A Woman - by Amro Hamzawi - Headlining a film for the very first time, Nora Hamzawi seizes the opportunity to impose her own unique style in an offbeat sociological comedy directed by her brother Amro
Just Like A Woman
by Amro Hamzawi
Headlining a film for the very first time, Nora Hamzawi seizes the opportunity to impose her own unique style in an offbeat sociological comedy directed by her brother Amro
Falling - by Viggo Mortensen - Viggo Mortensen's directorial debut is being feted at San Sebastián, where the actor-director is receiving a Donostia Award for Lifetime Achievement
Falling
by Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen's directorial debut is being feted at San Sebastián, where the actor-director is receiving a Donostia Award for Lifetime Achievement
Summer of 85 - by François Ozon - François Ozon revisits the romantic passions of adolescence with the accuracy and great rawness of emotion that are characteristic of his mature and masterful filmmaking approach
Summer of 85
by François Ozon
François Ozon revisits the romantic passions of adolescence with the accuracy and great rawness of emotion that are characteristic of his mature and masterful filmmaking approach
The Garden - by Ragnar Bragason - Seven years after Metalhead, Ragnar Bragason returns to Toronto with the big-screen version of his own 2012 stage play
The Garden
by Ragnar Bragason
Seven years after Metalhead, Ragnar Bragason returns to Toronto with the big-screen version of his own 2012 stage play
Tove - by Zaida Bergroth - Zaida Bergroth captures the unpredictable love life of The Moomins creator Tove Jansson in this sketchy biopic of the bisexual artist
Tove
by Zaida Bergroth
Zaida Bergroth captures the unpredictable love life of The Moomins creator Tove Jansson in this sketchy biopic of the bisexual artist
Lift Like a Girl - by Mayye Zayed - Mayye Zayed’s debut feature-length documentary centres on young women with dreams of becoming weightlifting champions
Lift Like a Girl
by Mayye Zayed
Mayye Zayed’s debut feature-length documentary centres on young women with dreams of becoming weightlifting champions
My Donkey, My Lover & I - by Caroline Vignal - Laure Calamy and Patrick the donkey steal the show in Caroline Vignal's funny and original comedy, a work awarded the Cannes Official Selection Label and which is soon to hit cinemas in France
My Donkey, My Lover & I
by Caroline Vignal
Laure Calamy and Patrick the donkey steal the show in Caroline Vignal's funny and original comedy, a work awarded the Cannes Official Selection Label and which is soon to hit cinemas in France
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