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65th San Sebastian Film Festival
22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

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Saturday, September 29th, 2018

Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Award
Song for the Jungle (Short film)
Jean-Gabriel Périot  (France)

Calais a few weeks before its clearing: The Jungle is a place where thousands of migrants live and wait to go to England, or just for somebody to take care of them. They wander in this abandoned place, hoping to survive our indifference.

Los que desean / Those Who Desire (Short film)
Elena López Riera  (Switzerland - Spain)

In Southern Spain, a peculiar race between colourful hand-painted pigeons will reward not the fastest one, but the one which succeeds in seducing a female pigeon and flying for the longest possible time at her side.


City of Donostia / San Sebastian Audience Award
Un día más con vida / Another Day of Life
Raúl De la Fuente, Damian Nenow  (Spain - Poland - Belgium- Germany)

Kapuscinski is a Polish reporter, idealist and friend of lost causes. In 1975 he travels to Angola, last battlefield of the Cold War, a place where the wrong greeting can cost you your life. The African country and the people he meets on his adventure, such as the charismatic guerrilla fighter Carlota, will change him forever. The suicide journey to the heart of darkness turn the journalist into an author.

City of Donostia / San Sebastian Audience Award. Best European Film
Lukas Dhont  (Belgium - Netherlands)

Lara, aged 15, dreams of becoming a ballerina. With her father’s help, she pushes herself to the limit in the interminable endeavour. But her body doesn’t lend itself easily to the discipline imposed upon it, because in fact she was born a boy.

Irizar Basque Film Award
Oreina / The Deer
Koldo Almandoz  (Spain)

Khalil is a young man torn from his roots who lives on the edge of town, where the industrial estates merge into the river and the marshes. Khalil gets by as best he can and spends his time with an old poacher, who shares a house on the riverbank with a brother he hasn't spoken to in years. On the banks of the marshes, the tides mark the time of love and heartbreak, of friendship and revenge.  

Youth Award
Viaje al cuarto de una madre / Journey to a Mother's Room
Celia Rico Clavellino  (Spain - France)

Leonor wants to leave home but she doesn't dare tell her mother. Estrella doesn't want her daughter to leave, but she isn't able to keep her by her side. Mother and daughter will have to face up to a new stage in their lives in which the world they share is wavering.

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