The winners of the international film festival in San Sebastian

© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Chesnokova in fotobabbles actress Judi Dench, which received at the international film festival in San Sebastian honorary Donostia award for his contribution to cinema. Archival photoThe winners of the international film festival in San Sebastian© RIA Novosti / Ekaterina to Tecnocovering the image Bank

The Spanish film Director Isaki Lacuesta «Between two waters» (Entre dos aguas) won the main prize at the international film festival in San Sebastian.

This is the second «Golden shell» of the Director. In 2011, the Supreme award was awarded his film «Dual tracks».

Special prize of the jury awarded Filipino film directed by Brillante Mendoza «alpha, the right to kill». The film is based on real events, happening in Manila, and tells of the confrontation between drug cartels and the special police unit.

Best actress recognized Pia Tjelta, played in the film «Blind spot» and «Silver shell» for best actor was awarded to Argentinian Dario Grandinetti, who played a major role in the movie «Red». The Director of this film, the events which developed in the 1970’s in Argentina, Benjamin Naishtat awarded the «Silver conch», and Pedro Sotero received recognition of the jury for best cinematography in the same film.

The jury award as the best writers have received Paul Laverty for the film «Julius», and also Louis Garrel and Jean-Claude carrier for «Faithful man».

At the ceremony there were a lot of political statements. Pedro Sotero demanded the release from prison of the former President of Brazil Lula da Silva, whom he called «political prisoners», British screenwriter Paul Laverty criticized American and Israeli policy towards Cuba, and Louis Garrel demanded the release from prison of convicted terrorism Oleg Sentsov, stating that «wants to share his prize with him.»

«Considering how many today talk about politics, the world situation is bad,» said Argentine Director Benjamin Naishtat, who dedicated his speech to problems in the culture of Argentina. «Culture is part of the pride of the people, and the pride — not a matter of business,» he said.

The festival featured several films by Russian Directors. «Summer» by Kirill Serebrennikov participated in the program «Pearls» showcases the paintings, previously awarded prizes of the international festivals and received by critics, and claimed the audience award.

The story «heart of the world» Natalia Mishaninoj participated in the program «New Directors». The film Andrei Klytchnikova «Sirin» — the competition Nest Film Students, in which their works show the students.

The festival in San Sebastian was held for the 66th time, the first time it was held on 21 September 1953. The highest award of the festival — «Golden shell» (best film) and «Silver sink» (awarded best actor, best actress, best Director). Every year at the festival, a presentation of honorary awards «Donostia» for the contribution to cinema. This year this prize was awarded to British actress Judi Dench, American actor and Director Danny DeVito and the Director of Hirokazu Koreeda.

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