Third edition of the legendary War of Fanzines, where a variety of publications bring out special issues dedicated to the 30th San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival and compete for the favour of the audience from October 26 to November 1. In collaboration with Destok publishing corner at Ubik, Tabakalera Creation Library and FNAC.
The exhibition Zipi and Zape in their original format – An exhibition of Escobar’s illustrations will be open between September 20th and November 4th at the FNAC.
The Youth Department of the Town Hall participates at the festival with the creation of the Youth Jury, composed by 150 members (between 18 and 30 years), that will give the Youth Jury Award to the Best Short Film of the 30th Horror and Fantasy Film Festival.
Japanese filmmaker Hideo Nakata will be visiting San Sebastian for the first time to present his new film, Sadako, the newest film from The Ring franchise.
The 30th Horror and Fantasy Film Festival will open at the Principal Theatre on Saturday 26 October with the screening of the Basque film The Platform (2019), produced by Basque Films and directed by Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia.
Season tickets for the 30th Horror & Fantasy Film Festival, running at the Principal Theatre from October 26 to November 1, will go on sale on Friday October 18, between 16:00 and 20:00 at the Principal Theatre box office. Price: € 82 (including the book Folk Horror – Lo ancestral y el cine fantástico) / € 77 (without book).
Municipal Library Activities Room (San Jerónimo) / October 26 – November 10
Curators: Carlos Arenas and César Oropeza
The designs of the Swiss artist HR Giger caused a revolution in the look of science fiction and horror movies with his collaboration on Alien (1979). However, as we saw in the extensive retrospective dedicated to him in San Sebastian's Kubo-Kutxa Gallery in 2019, his work is much more than Alien, extending to numerous disciplines including painting, sculpture, illustration as well as furniture and architectural design. Giger developed a striking creative universe by means of images packed with biomechanical monsters, satanic gods and gothic landscapes which have unquestionably exercised enormous influence among emerging artists from all parts.
Okendo CC / October 26 – December 14
Curated by: Antonio Busquets (Flash-Back Producciones)
This exhibition is, without a doubt, the most complete and extensive recognition ever made of the life and professional career of Paul Naschy (Jacinto Molina Álvarez, 1934-2009). The event will also feature, thanks to the kind support of his widow, Elvira Primavera, and of his sons, Sergio and Bruno, a loan made by the family including the personal archive of the figure receiving the tribute, meaning that you will be able to enjoy materials never exhibited before, from the incredibly beautiful scrapbooks to his actual office desk.
The qualification of folk horror applied to cinema reflects the influence in their plots of the ancestral folkloric heritage of different cultures. In recent years, films like Troll Hunter (2010), The Witch (2015), Border (2018) and the Basque movie Errementari (2017) bear witness to the heyday of this trend which blossomed in the British Isles of the 60s and 70s.