Sunday, October 10, 2010
The San Sebastian International Film Festival
I've been waiting for this for a long time - I even booked my plane tickets so that I could arrive right before the 10-day festival started.
Tickets went on sale on the 13th and I picked up as many tickets as I could. They were divided into various categories, including Made in Spain, Horizontes Latinos (Latino Films), Documentaries, and the jury’s pick.
After a year in a pueblo without a movie theatre, I was in HEAVEN! San Sebastian has so many theatres, it has been the site of one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world for 58 years. We spent a week skipping from movie to movie, making our own observations, only stopping to have a few pintxos and beers before going back again.
In the end, I saw a number of flicks from Europe, South America, and a few from back home as well.
The next post will have my comments on what I saw.