Today, from 10:00, tickets for the three films to screen in the Velodrome at the Festival’s 70th edition: Sintiéndolo mucho / Feeling it, by Fernando León de Aranoa, Rainbow, by Paco León; and Black is Beltza II: Ainhoa, by Fermin Muguruza, can be purchased from the San Sebastian Festival and Kutxabank online ticket sale systems.
The San Sebastian Festival will celebrate the return of the Velodrome as a movie theatre, following two years of absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with three world premieres: a musical documentary, the new take on a classic, and an animated movie.
The theatre, with a screen of 400m2 and fitted out for almost 3,000 spectators, will host the documentary by Fernando León de Aranoa (Madrid, 1968) about Joaquín Sabina on Saturday 17. On Sunday 18 it will be the turn of Rainbow, the take of Paco León (Seville, 1974) on the classic The Wizard of Oz, with Dora Postigo, Carmen Maura and Carmen Machi. On Friday 23, Fermin Muguruza (Irun, 1963) will present his latest animated movie, Black is Beltza II: Ainhoa, whose first part closed Zinemira in 2018.
In addition to said movies, the Velodrome recovers the Concert & Screening organised with the Basque Symphony Orchestra and the SGAE Foundation; the screening of a film related to scientific knowledge for schools, from Monday to Friday, brought by the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) and the Filmoteca Vasca; and the screening held on the last day of the Festival including the broadcast of the closing gala, the film closing the Official Selection and one of the movies in Perlak.
Individual tickets cost 8.25 euros. A maximum of four tickets per screening can be purchased. Purchases of ten or more tickets in a single operation will benefit from a discount of 25%.
Saturday, September 17
A portrait of Joaquín Sabina without his bowler hat, made only inches from his skin, nocturnal and calculated, by his friend, the moviemaker Fernando León de Aranoa. A story like his voice, hoarse, direct and unadorned, narrating with no extenuating circumstances the intimacy of the artist, his behind the scenes, his B side. Which starts when he comes down off the stage, which accompanies him in his everyday life, and in his unexpected moments: in the laughs and in the drama. Sintiéndolo mucho is the result of thirteen years of filming together, and it travels to all of Joaquín Sabina’s stages, public and private, in and out of the spotlight. A walk through the keys of his life and his work: of what moves him, of what inspires him, of what hurts him, always developed on the basis of lively, shared situations between the musician and the moviemaker.
Sunday, September 18
Dora is a teenager with an extraordinary talent for music and boundless energy difficult to keep in check. After a huge fight with her father on her birthday, Dora leaves home with her dog Totó and sets out on a journey to find the mother she has never met, having disappeared when she was a baby. On the way she makes new friends who join her on a road trip to Capital City; but she also has to deal with dangerous enemies who will try at all costs to prevent her from discovering the mystery of her past. But Dora’s vitality and magic will help her to reach not only the end of her journey, but the start of another one.
Friday, September 23
Ainhoa was born by a miracle in La Paz (Bolivia), after the death of her mother Amanda in a simulated car accident. She grew up in Cuba and in 1988, at the age of 21, she traveled to the Basque Country to discover the land of her father Manex. In the midst of repression and political conflict, she meets Josune, a committed journalist, and her gang of friends. After one of them dies of a heroin overdose, Ainhoa and Josune set out on an initiatory journey that will take them across Lebanon, Afghanistan and the city of Marseille. These are the last years of the Cold War and they will delve into the dark world of drug trafficking networks and their close links to political plots.