Carbide heading to 70th San Sebastian International Film Festival

The New Directors program, is dedicated to first and second films by authors from all over the world, and contains 12 titles that will compete for the Kutxabank-New Directors Award worth 50,000 euros.
Films from this category are also in competition for the TCM Youth Award, which is awarded to the best film by a jury of 150 students (18 to 25 years old).

According to the International Federation of Associations of Film Producers (FIAPF), the International Film Festival in San Sebastian is classified as an A category festival.
The festival, which is being held this year for the 70th time, is especially dedicated to discovering new talents.

The plot of the film centers around two twelve-year-olds who live house to house separated by a gravel road.
Antonio and Nikola have fun fireing carbide (a sort of pyrotechnics popular in the Balkans), they record it and upload it on the Internet, hoping to reach millions of views like other YouTubers.
Their families have been in a long-standing quarrel over an apparently easy to solve problem, water that flows from the upper to the lower house when it rains, and neither of them is happy that the boys are hanging out with each other.
Nikola’s grandmother Ivka refuses to give consent to asphalt the gravel road because she does not want the “Upper House”, where Antonio, his mother Ines and grandfather Vlado live, to get access to the sewage system.

This year, the festival takes place from September 16 to 24.