This weekend marked the end of the 68th San Sebastian Film Festival, which was inaugurated by Woody Allen’s Rifkin’s Festival on September 18th. The winners of this year’s edition were announced at the Closing Gala on Saturday Night by the Jury members, Luca Guadagnino, Joe Alwyn, Marisa Fernández Armenteros, Michel Franco, and Lena Mossum.
Beginning Courtesy San Sebastian Film Festival
Beginning, a psychological drama portraying the effects of an extremist attack on a Jehovah Witness community, is the festival’s big winner. The French-Georgian production, directed and written by Déa Kulumbegashvili was awarded the Golden Shell for Best Film, the Jury Prize for Best Screenplay, and the Silver Shell for Best Director. Ia Sukhitashvili, the film’s lead actress, also won the Silver Shell for Best Actress.
Other winners of this year’s San Sebastian Film Festival include Mads Mikkelsen, who took the Silver Shell for Best Actor for his role in Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round, and Yuta Tsukinaga, who won the Jury Prize for Best Cinematography for the film Any Crybabies Around?. A Special Jury Prize was also awarded to Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan directed by Julien Temple.
List of winners below
Official Selection Awards
Golden Shell for Best Film: Beginning, directed by Dea Kulumbegashvili
Special Jury Prize: Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan, directed by Julien Temple
Silver Shell for Best Director: Beginning, directed by Dea Kulumbegashvili
Silver Shell for Best Actress: Ia Sukhitashvili for her role in Beginning
Silver Shell for Best Actor: Mads Mikkelsen for his role in Another Round
Best Screenplay: Dea Kulumbegashvili and Rati Oneli for Beginning
Best Cinematography: Yuta Tsukinaga for Any Crybabies Around?
New Directors’ Award: Last Days of Spring, directed by Isabel Lamberti
New Directors’ Award (Special Mention): Slow Singing, directed by Dong Xingyi
Latin Horizons Award: Identifying Features, directed by Fernanda Valadez
Latin Horizons Award (Special Mention): One in a Thousand, directed by Clarisa Navas
San Sebastian Audience Award: The Father, directed by Florian Zeller
Go to moondayapp.com to discover the 68th San Sebastian Film Festival’s full list of winners.