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02 October 2017 à 11:48
French cinema honored with nine awards at San Sebastián
The Spanish film festival came to a close last weekend, with its impressive list of award-winners including nine prizes for French productions.
One of the highlights of the closing ceremony of the San Sebastián International Film Festival was the presentation of the Kutxabank-New Directors' Award to Marine Francen (photo) for her debut film The Sower. In her emotion-filled acceptance speech, Francen sent out a strong message to the audience: "You can be a woman, a film director, and a mother at the same time. Go girls!"
A few days prior to the ceremony, Agnès Varda was presented with the Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award, marking the first time a woman filmmaker has won this award.
- Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award: Agnès Varda
- Kutxabank-New Directors' Award: Marine Francen for The Sower
- City of Donostia Audience Award for a European Film: Custody by Xavier Legrand
- TVE Another Look Award: Custody by Xavier Legrand
- Special Mention, Best Actress category: Anne Gruwez for her role in So Help Me God by Yves Hinant, Jean Libon
- Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Award: Clément Cogitore for Braguino by Clément Cogitore
- Guipuzcoan Blood-Donors’ Association Corresponding to the Solidarity Award: See You Up There by Albert Dupontel
- Sebastiane Award: BPM (Beats Per Minute) by Robin Campillo
- SIGNIS Award, Special Mention: So Help Me God by Yves Hinant, Jean Libon
You can view the complete awards list here.
Latest update : 04 October 2017 à 11:48 CEST