San Sebastian 61st International Film Festival

Hello All,

I am sure not all can come but I guess I am just sharing this opportunity to let people know of an international film festival happening in San Sebastian, Spain where I am currently living. I will finally get the chance to attend an International Film Festival and perhaps get to see Hugh Jackman or Nicole Kidman in person. I shall take photos if I managed to get that photo shot.

I will be watching 5 films: Enemy - Jake Gyllenhaal, Gravity - Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, Railway Man - Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman, Prisoners - Hugh Jackman, and Vivir es Facil con Los Ojos Cerrado - in Spanish with English Subtitle. Unfortunately, the other Spanish and French Films I wanted to see sold out faster. Fortunately, the English ones were the last ones to get sold out as San Sebastian primarily speaks Euskera and Castellano and so I get to see some of the English film ahead of time.

I shall try to give a review whether to see or miss it for the four upcoming Hollywood films.

Here is the official website of the Film Festival:

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  • Rico

    Here is a quick review without giving anything away:

    Enemy: 7/10, based on a book that I have never read which I would like to read after having seen this film to see what I missed. I would say that this is a type of film that is great for analysis for an after meetup where everyone can compare notes on what they think of the film. A psychology student from Germany saw it days after i did and she really loved it and saw things that I didn't see and that made the film even more interesting... so I increased my points from 6 to 7/10!

    September 30, 2013

    • Rico

      Vivir es Facil con Los Ojos Cerrado - Living is Easy with Eyes Closed: 8.5/10, it is in Spanish and it was really good, almost a 9/10... no special effects, no thriller, nothing to complicated to think about. It is however good fun, funny, and interesting introspectives on the characters. You can analyze it but only to have fun on what ifs and what is going on with these characters head etc... not like Enemy!

      September 30, 2013

    • Rico

      I will post some pics of Hugh Jackman that I took from the Festival. It is not perfect as he was on the move like Wolverine and my camera is not the best. But it is the first time that I got to see a real Hollywood star! Unfortunately, I got caught on taking pics that I didn't make the time to shake his hands when he is right there in front of me! ;-(

      September 30, 2013

  • Maria

    Rico!! I had no idea you were in Spain now! Why are you there? School or work? How long are you staying? Hope everything is going well for you. Enjoy. :)

    September 19, 2013

    • Rico

      thanks... but i thought i told you... sorry... it is school, interexchange with MacEwan for a year.

      1 · September 20, 2013

    • Maria

      Nope, didn't know anything about it, haha!! And that's awesome, Rico. Glad to hear it! Hey, I'm at MacEwan this year, too. I'm doing the PR program.

      1 · September 22, 2013

  • Sandy

    I'll be there with bells on, Rico! are things going?

    September 19, 2013

    • Rico

      all is good... still settling in... should be all perfect by end of September!

      September 20, 2013

    • Rico

      see you in San Sebastian!

      September 20, 2013

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