• From CAA's Conference to Deals, Buzz Movies, Five Takeaways from San Sebastian

    2 days ago - By Variety

    The 70th San Sebastian rounded its final bend with new deals announced for Spain by A Contracorriente, Bteam and Avalon, joy among industry players at a first full on site festival, blessed by early autumn sunshine, a sense of an even slower international sales business. Equally, Spain's market and production sector remain on ebullient, buoyed...
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  • San Sebastian at 70: How the Modern Festival Was Born

    2 days ago - By Variety

    The dream child of 10 Basque businessmen who hoped to prolong San Sebastián's summer season into late September, the San Sebastian Film Festival was born on Sept. 21, 1953. Presented by bullfighter Mario Cabré, who romanced Ava Gardner, and comprising just 19 films, won by “La guerra de Dios,” directed by Rafael Gil., rescued from...
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