"24 weeks later" retrospective

Audition (Takashi Miike, 2000)

This years retrospective will bring some of the most representative films screened during the history of the festival back.

Back on 19th October 1990, assisted by the city's Municipal Culture Board, now Donostia Kultura, a film festival called Terroríficamente modernos (Horrifically modern) kicked off the Teatro Principal. At the time it was described as "an inroad into the world of recent horror", compiling some of the most representative films from the two previous decades with the aim of reviewing the genre's key aspects. This initiative was repeated the following year with From B to Z that became the Horror Film Festival in 1992 and finally took on its current name in the fourth edition.

24 weeks later, the time has come to look back and review some of the most significant movies that the Festival has shown over the years. This selection aims to offer an open look at a heterodox, free, subversive and innovative genre that over its intense history has managed to attract both loyal fans and many followers such as those casual spectators who has had a good time (or not) watching movies such as Audition (Takashi Miike, 2000), Cube (Vincenzo Natali, 1997), Man Bites Dog (Rémy Belvaux, 1992), Evil Dead II (Sam Raimi, 1987).

These are just some of the films that the festival is going to show in a retrospective cycle to discover or unearth real fantasy gems and, of course, great moments from the Festival.

  • San Sebastián, ciudad de la cultura - donostiakultura.com
  • Donsotiako Udala / Ayuntamiento de San Sebastián
  • Donostia - San Sebastián 2016