Golden Shell

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The Golden Shell (Spanish: Concha de Oro; Basque: Urrezko Maskorra) is the highest prize given to a competing film at the San Sebastián Film Festival.[1] It was introduced in 1957.[2] In 1953 and 1954, the highest prize had been called the Gran Premio. In 1955 and 1956 it was replaced by the Silver Shell. Six directors have won the Golden Shell twice: American director Francis Ford Coppola (in 1969 & 1984), Spanish director Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón (in 1982 & 1986), Mexican director Arturo Ripstein (in 1993 & 2000), Spanish director Imanol Uribe (in 1994 & 1996), Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi (in 2004 & 2006) and, Spanish director Isaki Lacuesta (in 2011 & 2018).

Award winnersEdit

Year Film Director Country
1953 La Guerra de Dios Rafael Gil   Spain*
1954 Sierra maldita Antonio del Amo   Spain
1955 Giorni d'amore Giuseppe de Santis   Italy
1956 Il ferroviere Pietro Germi   Italy*
1957 Oh! Sabella (La nonna Sabella) Dino Risi   Italy
1958 Ewa chce spac Tadeusz Chmielewski   Poland*
1959 The Nun's Story Fred Zinnemann   United States*
1960 Romeo, Juliet and Darkness Jiri Weiss   Czechoslovakia*
1961 One-Eyed Jacks Marlon Brando   United States
1962 Arturo's Island (L’isola di Arturo) Damiano Damiani   Italy
1963 Mafioso Alberto Lattuada   Italy
1964 America, America Elia Kazan   United States
1965 Golden Queen (Zlatá reneta)
Mirage (tie)
Otakar Vávra
Edward Dmytryk
  Czechoslovakia
  United States
1966 I Was Happy Here Desmond Davis   United Kingdom
1967 Two for the Road Stanley Donen   United States
1968 The Long Day's Dying Peter Collinson   United Kingdom
1969 The Rain People Francis Ford Coppola   United States
1970 Dead of Summer (Ondata di calore) Nelo Risi   Italy
1971 Claire's Knee (Le genou de Claire) Eric Rohmer   France*
1972 The Glass House Tom Gries   United States
1973 The Spirit of the Beehive (El espíritu de la colmena) Víctor Erice   Spain
1974 Badlands Terrence Malick   United States
1975 Poachers (Furtivos) José Luis Borau   Spain
1976 Queen of the Gypsies (Tabor ujodit v niebo) Emil Loteanu   Soviet Union*
1977 An Unfinished Piece for a Player Piano (Neokonchennaya pyesa dlya mekhanicheskogo pianino) Nikita Mikhalkov   Soviet Union
1978 The Illegal (Alambrista!) Robert M. Young   United States
1979 Autumn Marathon (Ossenij marafon) Georgi Daneliya   Soviet Union
1980 Dyrygent Andrzej Wajda   Poland
1981 Storie di ordinaria follia Marco Ferreri   Italy
1982 Demons in the Garden (Demonios en el jardín) Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón   Spain
1983 Between Us (Coup de foudre) Diane Kurys   France
1984 Rumble Fish Francis Ford Coppola   United States
1985 Yesterday Radosław Piwowarski   Poland
1986 Half of Heaven (La mitad del cielo) Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón   Spain
1987 Wedding in Galilee (Urs al-jalil) Michel Khleifi   Belgium* -   France -   Israel*
1988 On the Black Hill Andrew Grieve   United Kingdom
1989 Homer and Eddie
La nación clandestina (tie)
Andrei Konchalovski
Jorge Sanjinés
  United States
  Bolivia*
1990 Letters from Alou (Las cartas de Alou) Montxo Armendáriz   Spain
1991 Butterfly Wings (Alas de Mariposa) Juanma Bajo Ulloa   Spain
1992 A Place in the World (Un lugar en el mundo) Adolfo Aristarain   Argentina*
1993 The Beginning and the End (Principio y fin)
Sara
Arturo Ripstein
Dariush Mehrjui
  Mexico*
  Iran*
1994 Running Out of Time (Días contados) Imanol Uribe   Spain
1995 Margaret's Museum Mort Ransen   Canada* -   United Kingdom
1996 Bwana
Trojan Eddie (tie)
Imanol Uribe
Gillies Mackinnon
  Spain
  Ireland*
1997 The Swindle (Rien ne va plus) Claude Chabrol   France
1998 Wind with the Gone (El viento se llevó lo qué) Alejandro Agresti   Argentina -   France -   Netherlands* -   Spain
1999 C'est quoi la vie? François Dupeyron   France
2000 The Ruination of Men (La perdición de los hombres) Arturo Ripstein   Mexico -   Spain
2001 A Cab for Three (Taxi para tres) Orlando Lübbert   Chile*
2002 Mondays in the Sun (Los lunes al sol) Fernando León de Aranoa   Spain -   France -   Italy
2003 Gun-shy (Schussangst) Dito Tsintsadze   Germany*
2004 Turtles Can Fly (Lakposhtha parvaz mikonand) Bahman Ghobadi   Iran -   Iraq*
2005 Something Like Happiness (Štěstí) Bohdan Sláma   Czech Republic*
2006 Half Moon (Niwemang)

Mon fils à moi (tie)

Bahman Ghobadi
Martial Fougeron
  Iran
  France
2007 A Thousand Years of Good Prayers Wayne Wang   United States
2008 Pandora's Box (Pandora'nın kutusu) Yeşim Ustaoğlu   Turkey* -   Belgium -   France -   Germany
2009 City of Life and Death (Nánjīng! Nánjīng!) Lu Chuan   China*
2010 Neds Peter Mullan   United Kingdom -   France -   Italy
2011 Los pasos dobles Isaki Lacuesta   Spain -    Switzerland
2012 In the House (Dans la maison) François Ozon   France
2013 Bad Hair (Pelo Malo) Mariana Rondón   Venezuela*-  Peru*-  Germany
2014 Magical Girl Carlos Vermut   Spain
2015 Sparrows (Þrestir) Rúnar Rúnarsson   Denmark*-  Iceland*
2016 I Am Not Madame Bovary Feng Xiaogang   China
2017 The Disaster Artist James Franco   United States
2018 Between Two Waters (Entre dos aguas) Isaki Lacuesta   Spain
2019[3] Pacified (Pacificado) Paxton Winters   Brazil*
2020[4] Beginning (Dasatskisi) Déa Kulumbegashvili   France-  Georgia*

*denotes first win for a nation

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "San Sebastian Film Festival". sansebastianfestival. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  2. ^ "San Sebastian Film Festival". sansebastianfestival. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  3. ^ "San Sebastian Film Festival ::". 2019-09-03. Archived from the original on 2019-09-03. Retrieved 2019-10-05.
  4. ^ "Official Awards - FIAPF". 2020-09-26. Retrieved 2020-09-26.

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