Icelandic director wins "Golden Shell" at San Sebastian film festival

Icelandic director wins "Golden Shell" at San Sebastian film festival
By Euronews
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button
Copy/paste the article video embed link below:Copy to clipboardCopied

The “Golden Shell”, the top prize at the 63rd San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain has been awarded to Icelandic director Runar Runarsson for

ADVERTISEMENT

The “Golden Shell”, the top prize at the 63rd San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain has been awarded to Icelandic director Runar Runarsson for “Sparrows”.

The coming-of-age tale is set in northern Iceland during the nightless summer days and tells the story of a 16-year-old boy who is sent to live with his estranged father after his mother moves to Africa.

The “Silver Shell” for best director went to Belgium’s Joachim Lafosse for “The White Knights”. The movie stars the best actor at this year’s Cannes film festival Vincent Lindon as the head of a NGO trying to rescue 300 children from civil war-torn Chad.

The winner of the “Silver Shell” for best actor was given to both Ricardo Darín and Javier Cámara for their roles in Cesc Gay’s friendship comedy-drama “Truman”.

Cuba’s Yordanka Ariosa picked up the prize for best actress for for Agusti Villaronga’s “The King of Havana” – a dark sexual story set in embargo-hit Cuba in the 1990s.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Spanish and French farmers block Catalonia border crossing in protest at EU policies

At least 10 people dead in Valencia high-rise building fire

Brazil's football star Dani Alves found guilty of raping a woman in Spain nightclub