Cinema: the 100% female winners of the Spanish festival of San Sebastián

The actresses and directors won all the awards at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, the SSIFF, which was held in Spain until Saturday, September 25. The grand prize, the Golden Shell, went to Romanian actress, director and screenwriter Alina Grigore, for Crai Nou (” Blue Moon “).

Do not separate men and women in categories

For the first time, the San Sebastián Festival chose not to separate men and women in the categories.

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As for actresses and actors, the prize was shared by two actresses. American Jessica Chastain, for her portrayal of a televangelist, Tammy Faye Messner, in The Eyes of Tammy Faye (“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”), and a young Danish actress of 16 years, Flora Ofelia Hofmann Lindahl, who plays the heroine of From som er i himlen (“As in Heaven”), work by filmmaker Tea Lindenburg, who received the Award for Best Director.

Elsewhere in the list, Salvadoran and Mexican director Tatiana Huezo received the Best Latin American Film Award for Noche de fuego (“Nuit de feu”) and the Frenchwoman Claire Mathon that of the best photography for Investigation into a state scandal.

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At last, Earwig, the first film directed in English by the French Lucile Hadzihalilovic, received the Special Jury Prize – an award she had already obtained in 2015 for Evolution.

The World with AP

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