The Donostia-San Sebastián International Film Festival is an annual film festival which originated in 1953 and is held in the Spanish town of Donostia. A film festival is the presentation or showcasing of films in one or more movie theaters or screening venues. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Location Location of Donostia-San Sebastian in Spain Coordinates : 43Âº 19 17 w. ...
Although originally the festival intended to honor Spanish language films in the late 1950s films of other languages became eligible for consideration of film awards. // Recovering from World War II and its aftermath, the economic miracle emerged in West Germany and Italy. ...
The majority of awards are determined by a jury, however audience awards are also given for the most popular film.
Donostia-San Sebastián Official website, in English.
Actors • Directors • Films A-Z • Film chronology • Cinematographers • Score composers • Producers • Screenwriters • Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Spanish cinema is not held in as high esteem worldwide as French or American cinema. ... Cinema of Spain A list of films produced in Spain mostly in the Spanish language ordered by year of release. ...
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On the picturesque bay of SanSebastian, called the pearl, the oldest filmfestival of them all is held in September: The SanSebastianFilmFestival (or the Donastia as it is called in the Basque language).
The festival opening film by Rose Troche A Safety of Objects was timely in light of the tragic circumstances of September 11 which preceded the festival opening and prevented many of the invited guests of honor from attending such as Donastia recipients Julie Andrews, Warren Beatty and Barbara Hershey.
The film concerns Juana, the daughter of the Catholic royals Ferdinand and Isabella, who was all set to marry "Philip the Handsome", the son of emperor Maximiliam of Austria.
SanSebastian, the jewel of the northern coast of Spain - the Basque Coast - is a perfect setting for just about anything, but especially a filmfestival.
Still, any filmfestival is, finally, as good as the films it shows, and all of SanSebastian's charms cannot obscure what was essentially a dull and sometimes irritating festival last September.
If SanSebastian wants to attract an international audience, and especially a North American or British one, it is going to have to come up with something fresher than the Lewis bio, which had long ago opened to lukewarm reviews and dismal box office.
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