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SAN SEBASTIAN 2022 Prix

San Sebastian couronne Los reyes del mundo

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- Cette coproduction entre la Colombie et l’Europe réalisée par Laura Mora a reçu un Coquillage d’or bien mérité à l’événement espagnol

San Sebastian couronne Los reyes del mundo
La réalisatrice de Los reyes del mundo Laura Mora (troisième en commençant par la droite) avec ses productrices et ses acteurs, avec sa Coquillage d’or du Meilleur film (© SSIFF/Pablo Gómez)

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Colombian filmmaker Laura Mora (Medellín, 1981) paid a visit to the San Sebastián Film Festival five years ago to premiere her feature debut, the gritty and hard-hitting Killing Jesus, in the New Directors section, where the movie earned itself a Special Mention. Last week, she returned to the Basque gathering, this time in the official competition section, with her second feature, the youthful road movie The Kings of the World [+lire aussi :
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(a co-production between Colombia, France, Mexico, Luxembourg and Norway) which, right from its first screening, elicited lashings of enthusiastic praise. As she was getting ready to fly back to her home country after the several days spent promoting the film in San Sebastián, someone from the festival asked her not to return home just yet. Because something special was in store for her on Saturday night: the Golden Shell for Best Film at the 70th edition of this event that, since it began on 16 September, had been filling one of the most beautiful cities in Spain with films, parties and celebrities.

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The official jury, chaired by producer Matías Mosteirín and also comprising Antoinette Boulat, Tea Lindeburg, Rosa Montero, Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese and Hlynur Pálmason, also decided to hand its Special Prize to Runner [+lire aussi :
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by first-time director Marian Mathias (a co-production between the USA, Germany and France), “for its ambitious narrative commitment, its originality and the intensity that one can sense in this feature debut”, while the Silver Shell for Best Director was bestowed upon Genki Kawamura for his work on A Hundred Flowers (Japan).

In addition, on that rainy Saturday night, two young actors went up on stage at San Sebastián’s Kursaal to share the Silver Shell for Best Lead Performance: France’s Paul Kircher, for Winter Boy [+lire aussi :
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by Christophe Honoré, and Spaniard Carla Quílez, for her whirlwind of teenage emotion in La maternal [+lire aussi :
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, the second film by Pilar Palomero. Meanwhile, Renata Lerman came out on top in the Best Supporting Performance category for her turn in The Substitute [+lire aussi :
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(Argentina/Spain/Italy/Mexico/France), directed by Diego Lerman.

The remaining prizes in the official section ended up going to Manuel Abramovich – Best Cinematography for Pornomelancolía [+lire aussi :
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– and Dong Yun Zhou and Wang Chao, who won Best Screenplay for the latter’s film A Woman (China).

Other official trophies handed out during the closing ceremony went to Spare Keys [+lire aussi :
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(France), co-directed by Jeanne Aslan and Paul Saintillan, which picked up the Kutxabank-New Directors Award, for which another first film, On Either Sides of the Pond by India’s Parth Saurabh, snagged a Special Mention; Tengo sueños eléctricos [+lire aussi :
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(Belgium/France/Costa Rica), the feature debut by Valentina Maurel, scooped the Horizontes Award; and the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Award was bestowed upon Godland [+lire aussi :
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(Denmark/Iceland/France/Sweden) by Hlynur Pálmason.

The Nest Award was presented to the short film Montaña azul (Colombia) by Sofía Salinas and Juan David Bohórquez, from the Central University of Colombia, while the Special Mention in this section went to Anabase (Switzerland), by HEAD-Geneva student Benjamin Goubet.

In addition, the Irizar Basque Film Award was handed to Suro [+lire aussi :
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, the feature debut by Mikel Gurrea, which played in the Official Section (and also picked up the FIPRESCI Award), and a well-deserved Special Mention went to To Books and Women I Sing [+lire aussi :
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, the first film by María Elorza, which was selected for New Directors.

Lastly, the City of Donostia/San Sebastián Audience Award, which was voted on by those who watched the films in the Pearls section, was given to Argentina, 1985 (Argentina/USA) by Santiago Mitre, and the Audience Award for Best European Film was taken home by Rodrigo Sorogoyen and his Spanish flick The Beasts [+lire aussi :
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.

Here is the full list of award winners:

Competition

Golden Shell for Best Film
The Kings of the World [+lire aussi :
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- Laura Mora (Colombia/France/Luxembourg/Norway/Mexico)

Silver Shell for Best Director
Genki Kawamura - A Hundred Flowers (Japan)

Special Jury Prize
Runner [+lire aussi :
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- Marian Mathias (USA/Germany/France)

Best Screenplay Award
Dong Yun Zhou and Wang Chao - A Woman (China)

Silver Shell for Best Lead Performance (ex aequo)
Carla Quílez - La maternal [+lire aussi :
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interview : Pilar Palomero
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(Spain)
Paul Kircher - Winter Boy [+lire aussi :
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interview : Christophe Honoré
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(France)

Silver Shell for Best Supporting Performance
Renata Lerman - The Substitute [+lire aussi :
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(Argentina/Spain/Italy/Mexico/France)

Best Cinematography
Manuel Abramovich - Pornomelancolía [+lire aussi :
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(Argentina/France/Brazil/Mexico)

New Directors

Kutxabank-New Directors Award
Spare Keys [+lire aussi :
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- Jeanne Aslan and Paul Saintillan (France)

Special Mention
On Either Sides of the Pond - Parth Saurabh (India)

Zabaltegi-Tabakalera

Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Award
Godland [+lire aussi :
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interview : Hlynur Pálmason
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- Hlynur Pálmason (Denmark/Iceland/France/Sweden)

Horizontes Latinos

Horizontes Latinos Award
Tengo sueños eléctricos [+lire aussi :
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interview : Valentina Maurel
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- Valentina Maurel (Belgium/France/Costa Rica)

Nest

Nest Award
Montaña azul - Sofía Salinas and Juan David Bohórquez (Colombia) (short film)

Special Mention
Anabase - Benjamin Goubet (Switzerland) (short film)

Other awards

Irizar Basque Film Award
Suro [+lire aussi :
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interview : Mikel Gurrea
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- Mikel Gurrea (Spain)
Special Mention
To Books and Women I Sing [+lire aussi :
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interview : Maria Elorza et Marian Fer…
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- María Elorza (Spain)

FIPRESCI Award
Suro - Mikel Gurrea

City of Donostia/San Sebastián Audience Award
Argentina 1985 - Santiago Mitre (Argentina/USA)

Audience Award for Best European Film
The Beasts [+lire aussi :
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interview : Rodrigo Sorogoyen et Isabe…
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- Rodrigo Sorogoyen (Spain/France)

TCM Youth Award
To Books and Women I Sing - María Elorza

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