Francois Ozon's In The House won the Golden Shell Francois Ozon's In The House won the Golden Shell

The 60th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival will run from September 21 to 29.

Thematic etrospectives include Very Funny Things - New American Comedy and In Progress - Ten Years With Latin American Cinema, while the classic retrospective is dedicated to Georges Franju. There will also be a section dedicated to contemporary Brazilian cinema.

Glenn Close received the Donostia Award for lifetime achievement. Francois Ozon's In The House won the Golden Shell and Fernando Trueba won the Silver Shell for best director for The Artist And The Model.

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The Hypnotist
The Hypnotist
A detective pairs up with a hypnotist to try to solve a brutal murder.
The Day Of The Crows
The Day Of The Crows
Animated story of a boy who leads a wild existence deep in the forest until the day he discovers civilised life in a neighbouring village and meets a girl who lives there.
The Artist And The Model
The Artist And The Model
An elderly sculptor, tired of life and mankind’s folly, rediscovers the desire to work again, thanks to the arrival of a young Spanish woman who has escaped from a refugee camp.
7 Boxes
7 Boxes
A teenager finds himself with the custody of seven boxes... but everyone wants the contents.
Six Acts
Six Acts
A deep dive into the grey area of sexual abuse told through the story of Gili, a teenager who in order to improve her lame social status hooks up with several different boys, all from her new school.
White Elephant
White Elephant
The story of the friendship between two priests who settle in a Buenos Aires slum area to carry out their ministry and social work.
Me And You
Me And You
An introverted teenager forges a bond with his step-sister as he hides out in his family's basement.
The Love Songs Of Tiedan
The Love Songs Of Tiedan
The film recounts a romantic obsession that spans several decades. In a poor Shanxi Province village, six-year old Tiedan falls in love with May, the beautiful neighbor who practices a traditional form of singing, Er-ren-tai, and this love will never die.
La Playa DC
La Playa DC
Tomás is trying to make his way in Bogota. Looking for his young brother Jairo, he sets out on a journey that will test his ability to deal with the fear and wounds of the past.
Post Tenebras Lux
Post Tenebras Lux
Juan and his family live in a country house, where they enjoy and suffer a world apart. No one knows if these two worlds are complementary or if they strive to eliminate one another.
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San Sebastian Film Festival Features

Politics of youth
Olivier Assayas on rebellion and commitment in Something In The Air.
The nature of art
Fernando Trueba and Aida Folch talk about The Artist And The Model.
Maison d'être
Director François Ozon on In The House, teachers and falling in love.
Inside Shell
Scott Graham on his dad/daughter drama.
Top Gere
Nicholas Jarecki talks about Arbitrage, big-name casts, power and corruption.
Man in the No
We talk to Pablo Larraín about his Oscar-nominated film.
On the road with Javier Rebollo
The director on The Dead Man And Being Happy and the importance of dogs, accents, freedom and tenderness in film.
San Sebastian Film Festival Diary: Episode 4
Parents and children face strife in Shell, After Lucia and Twice Born
San Sebastian Film Festival Diary: Episode 3
With reviews of Michael Haneke's Amour, Post Tenebras Lux and Blancanieves.
San Sebastian Film Festival Diary: Episode 2
Featuring Mexican stand-offs amongst reviews of Argo, No and Something In The Air.
San Sebastian Film Festival Diary - Day 1
Featuring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon and piles of tiny pintxos.

San Sebastian Film Festival News

Spanish cinema in spotlight at San Sebastian
Jake Gyllenhaal film among competition titles.
In The House wins Golden Shell at San Sebastian
Francois Ozon's blackly comic drama takes top prizes.
Ewan McGregor set for lifetime achievement award
Scots star to be honoured with Donostia at San Sebastian Film Festival.
Oliver Stone to receive San Sebastian Donostia
Director chosen for lifetime achievement award as his latest film Savages recieves premiere.
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