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Blogging from San Sebastian September 20-28, 2019

Coverage Recap of 61st edition. Photo gallery 2013 Recap of 63rd edition, video I Recap of 64th edition, video I Recap of 65th edition, video / Recap of 66th edition https://youtu.be/QaoU9ZXi4Rg


 


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60 Years of San Sebastian International Film Festival

This year the Festival will be celebrating its 60th consecutive edition with the same enthusiasm felt the day it first saw the light on September 21st 1953.

Conceived as an International Film Week for the purpose of screening and marketing films, it was not long before the IFFPA granted it B status (non-competitive), thanks to the success of its first edition. A year later it was called the International Film Festival, and in 1955 the IFFPA recognized the festival as competitive, specializing in colour films. In other words, it could now grant official prizes. This marked the emergence of the "Concha", or shell - at the time only awarded in silver - determined by an international jury.

In 1957 the festival was granted "A" status and the Shell awarded in the main categories turned to gold. The festival symbols became increasingly recognizable; as did the direction the festival was aiming for and still strives for to this day. That is, a tendency towards liberalization, shying away from the corseted censorship of the past, still alive today. The festival's primordial role is to serve as a showcase for each year's most disquieting and innovative films.

Finally, we cannot talk about the Festival without mentioning the city that has lent its now globally-recognized character and image. San Sebastian plays an important part in the Festival's devotion toward rediscovering cinema, turning both daylight and cityscapes into brilliant collaborators. Facades come alive with posters evoking different moments in the Festival's history, with the Official Poster as the highlight. Each year this poster creates a special atmosphere. Being one of the most welcoming cities in Europe, an enjoyable stay in San Sebastian is virtually guaranteed: go for walk along the city streets and delightful beaches, enjoy the excellent cuisine, and above all, take in some good cinema.

 

60 Years of Shells

1953  BEST FILM: "LA GUERRA DE DIOS", de Rafael Gil

1954 BEST FILM: "SIERRA MALDITA", de Antonio del Amo

1955 SILVERSHELL TO BEST COLOR: "GIORNI D'AMORE", de Giuseppe de Santis (Fotografía: Otello Martelli) (Italia)

1956 Premios no oficiales

FOREING BEST FILM: "IL FERROVIERE", de Pietro Germi (Italia)

SPANISH BEST FILM: "TODOS SOMOS NECESARIOS", de José Antonio Nieves Conde

1957 GOLDEN SHELL  "LA NONNA SABELLA", de Dino Risi (Italia)

1958 GOLDEN SHELL: "EWA SHCE SPAC", de Tadeusz Chmielewski (Polonia)

1959 GOLDEN SHELL: "THE NUN'S STORY", de Fred Zinnemann (EEUU)

1960 GOLDEN SHELL: "ROMEO, JULIET A TMA", de Jiri Weiss (Checoslovaquia)

1961 GOLDEN SHELL: "ONE-EYED JACKS", de Marlon Brando (EEUU)

1962 GOLDEN SHEL: "L'ISOLA DI ARTURO", de Damiano Damiani (Italia)

1963 GOLDEN SHELL: "MAFIOSO", de Alberto Lattuada (Italia)

1964 GOLDEN SHELL: "AMERICA, AMERICA", de Elia Kazan (EEUU)

1965 GOLDEN SHELL: (Ex-aequo) "MIRAGE", de Edward Dmytryk (EEUU) "ZLATÁ RENETA", de Otakar Vávra (Checoslovaquia)

1966 GOLDEN SHELL:"I WAS HAPPY HERE", de Desmond Davis (Gran Bretaña)

1967 GOLDEN SHELL:"TWO FOR THE ROAD", de Stanley Donen (EEUU)

1968 GOLDEN SHELL:"THE LONG DAY'S DYING", de Peter Collinson (Gran Bretaña)

1969 GOLDEN SHELL:"THE RAIN PEOPLE", de Francis Ford Coppola (EEUU)

1970 GOLDEN SHELL: "ONDATA DI CALORE", de Nelo Risi (Italia)

1971 GOLDEN SHELL: "LE GENOU DE CLAIRE", de Eric Rohmer (Francia)

1972 GOLDEN SHELL: "THE GLASS HOUSE", de Tom Gries (EEUU)

1973 GOLDEN SHELL:"EL ESPÍRITU DE LA COLMENA", de Víctor Erice (España)

1974 GOLDEN SHELL:"BADLANDS", de Terrence Malick (Estados Unidos)

1975 GOLDEN SHELL: "FURTIVOS", de José Luis Borau (España)

1976 GOLDEN SHELL: "TABOR UJODIT V NIEBO", de Emil Lotianu (URSS)

1977 GOLDEN SHELL: "MEKHANICHESKOGO PIANINO", de Nikita Mijalkov (URSS)

1978 GOLDEN SHELL: "ALAMBRISTA", de Robert M. Young (EEUU)

1979 GOLDEN SHELL: "OSSENIJ MARAFON", de Gueorgui Danelia (URSS)

1980 Premios no oficiales

PREMIO DE LA CRITICA INTERNACIONAL: "DYRYGENT", de Andrzej Wajda (Polonia)

PREMIO DONOSTIA PARA NUEVOS REALIZADORES: "HAZAL", de Alí Ozgentürk (Turquía)

1981 Premios no oficiales

PREMIO DE LA CRITICA INTERNACIONAL: "STORIE DI ORDINARIA FOLLIA", de Marco Ferreri (Italia)

PREMIO ALFONSO SANCHEZ PARA NUEVOS REALIZADORES: (Ex-aequo) "LA FESTA PERDUTA", de Pier Giuseppe Murgia (Italia) "MALOU", de Jeannine Meerapfel (Alemania)

1982 Premios no oficiales

GRAN PREMIO DE LA CRITICA INTERNACIONAL: "DEMONIOS EN EL JARDÍN", de Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón (España)

PREMIO ALFONSO SANCHEZ PARA NUEVOS REALIZADORES: Luciano Odorisio, por "SCIOPEN" (Italia)

1983 Premios no oficiales

GRAN PREMIO DE LA CRITICA INTERNACIONAL: "COUP DE FOUDRE", de Diane Kurys (Francia)

PREMIO DONOSTIA PARA NUEVOS REALIZADORES: (Ex-aequo) Marc Didden, por "BRUSSELS BY NIGHT" (Bélgica) José Antonio Zorrilla, por "EL ARREGLO" (España)

1984 Premios no oficiales

GRAN PREMIO DE LA CRITICA INTERNACIONAL: "RUMBLE FISH", de Francis Ford Coppola (Estados Unidos)

GRAN PREMIO DONOSTIA PARA NUEVOS REALIZADORES: Valeria Sarmiento, por "NOTRE MARIAGE" (Francia). Mención especial: Teo Escamilla, por "Tú solo" (España)

1985 GOLDEN SHELL:"YESTERDAY", de Radoslaw Piwowarski (Polonia)

1986 GOLDEN SHELL:"LA MITAD DEL CIELO", de Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón (España)

1987 GOLDEN SHELL:"NOCE EN GALILÉE", de Michel Khleifi (Palestina-Francia-Bélgica)

1988 GOLDEN SHELL:"ON THE BLACK HILL", de Andrew Grieve (Gran Bretaña)

1989 GOLDEN SHELL: (Ex-aequo) "HOMER AND EDDIE", de Andrei Konchalovski (Estados Unidos) "LA NACIÓN CLANDESTINA", de Jorge Sanjinés (Bolivia)

1990 GOLDEN SHELL: "LAS CARTAS DE ALOU", de Montxo Armendariz (España)

1991 GOLDEN SHELL:"ALAS DE MARIPOSA", de Juanma Bajo Ulloa (España)

1992 GOLDEN SHELL:"UN LUGAR EN EL MUNDO", de Adolfo Aristarain (Argentina)

1993 GOLDEN SHELL: (Ex-aequo) "PRINCIPIO Y FIN", de Arturo Ripstein (México) "SARA", de Dariush Mehrjui (Irán)

1994 GOLDEN SHELL:"DÍAS CONTADOS", de Imanol Uribe (España)

1995 GOLDEN SHELL:"MARGARET'S MUSEUM", de Mort Ransen (Canadá-Gran Bretaña)

1996 GOLDEN SHELL: (Ex-aequo) "BWANA", de Imanol Uribe (España) "TROJAN EDDIE", de Gillies Mackinnon (Irlanda)

1997 GOLDEN SHELL:: "RIEN NE VA PLUS", de Claude Chabrol (Francia)

1998 GOLDEN SHELL: "EL VIENTO SE LLEVO LO QUE" de Alejandro Agresti (Argentina, Holanda, España, Francia)

1999 GOLDEN SHELL:"C'EST QUOI LA VIE?" de François Dupeyron (Francia)

2000 GOLDEN SHELL: "LA PERDICIÓN DE LOS HOMBRES", de Arturo Ripstein (México-España)

2001 GOLDEN SHELL:"TAXI PARA TRES", de Orlando Lübbert (Chile)

2002 GOLDEN SHELL:"LOS LUNES AL SOL" de Fernando León de Aranoa (España-Francia-Italia)

2003 GOLDEN SHELL:"SCHUSSANGST" de Dito Tsintsadze (Alemania)

2004 GOLDEN SHELL:"TURTLES CAN FLY" de Bahman Ghobadi (Irán-Irak)

2005 GOLDEN SHELL: “STESTI (SOMETHING LIKE HAPPINESS)” de Bohdan Sláma (República Checa-Alemania)

2006 GOLDEN SHELL:ex-aequo a NIWEMANG / HALF MOON, BAHMAN GHOBADI (Irán-Irak-Austria-Francia) - MON FILS À MOI, MARTIAL FOUGERON (Francia)

2007 GOLDEN SHELL: “A THOUSNAD YEARS OF GOOD PRAYERS (Mil años de oración)” de WAYNE WANG (EE.UU)

2008 GOLDEN SHELL:"PANDORANIN KUTUSU / PANDORA’S BOX, YESIM USTAOGLU" (Turquía-Francia-Alemania-Bélgica)

2009 GOLDEN SHELL:. "CITY OF LIFE AND DEATH" de LU CHUAN (China)

2010 GOLDEN SHELL: “NEDS” de PETER MULLAN (Reino Unido-Francia-Italia)

2011 GOLDEN SHELL: “LOS PASOS DOBLES” de ISAKI LACUESTA (España-Suiza)

Let´s enjoy the Festival !!! Happy anniversary San Sebastian!!

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