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‘I Am Not Madame Bovary’ Tops San Sebastian Festival Winners

Hong Sang-soo won Best Director for “Yourself and Yours.”

I Am Not Madame Bovary

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The 64th San Sebastian Film Festival, which ran from September 16 to 24, closed out its celebrations by announcing its winners on Saturday night. The top prize, known as the Golden Shell, was awarded to Feng Xiaogang’s drama “I Am Not Madame Bovary.” Its lead, Fan Bingbing, also took home the Best Actress award that night.

“I have a lot of experience and a lot of habits. These habits can cage you. When I started this film, I tried to set these habits aside and try to work as if it were my directorial debut and do something courageous. I knew it was very risky,” Feng said, per The Hollywood Reporter. “I didn’t know if it was the right thing to do, but today the San Sebastian Film festival gave me the answer with this prize for the best film.”

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Receiving some of the biggest applause of the night was Spanish actor Eduard Fernández, who was awarded Best Actor for his performance in Alberto Rodriguez’s “Smoke & Mirrors.” Hong Sang-soo won the Best Director award for “Yourself and Yours.”

Others special honors that night were given to Sigourney Weaver and Ethan Hawke who received career achievement Donostia Awards, Gael García Bernal took home the Jaeger-LeCoultre Latin Cinema Award, and Ramón Barea received the Zinemira Award.

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Check out the full list of winners below.

COMPETITION PRIZES

GOLDEN SHELL
“I Am Not Madame Bovary,” Xiaogang Feng, China

SILVER SHELL, DIRECTOR
Hong Sang-soo, (“Yourself and Yours,” South Korea)

SILVER SHELL, ACTRESS
Fang Bingbing, (“I Am Not Madame Bovary,” China)

SILVER SHELL, BEST ACTOR
Eduard Fernández, (“Smoke & Mirrors,” Spain)

SPECIAL JURY SPECIAL AWARD
EX AEQUO:
“The Giant,” Johannes Nyholm, Sweden, Denmark
“The Winter,” Emiliano Torres

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Ramiro Civita (“The Winter,” Argentina, France)

SCREENPLAY
Isabel Peña, Ricardo Sorogoyen (“May God Save Us,” Spain)

OTHER MAIN PRIZES

KUTXABANK NEW DIRECTORS’ AWARD
“Park,” Sofia Exarchou, Greece, Poland

SPECIAL MENTION
“A Taste of Ink,” Morgan Simon, France

HORIZONTES AWARD
“Rara,” Pepa San Martín, Argentina, Chile

SPECIAL MENTION TO
“Alba,” Ana Cristina Barragán, Ecuador, Mexico, Greece

ZABALTEGI-TABAKALERA AWARD
“Eat That Question: Frank Zappa In His Own Words,” Thorsten Schütte, France, Germany

SPECIAL MENTION TO
“The Disco Shines,” Chema García Ibarra, Turkey

DSS 2016 EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2016 AUDIENCE AWARD
“I, Daniel Blake,” Ken Loach, U.K., France, Belgium

AUDIENCE AWARD FOR AN EUROPEAN FEATURE
“My Life as a Courgette,” Claude Barras, France, Switzerland

IRIZAR BASQUE FILM AWARD
“Pedalo,” Juan Palacios, Spain

EROSKI YOUTH AWARD
“In Between,” Maysaloun Hamoud, Israel, France

INDUSTRY AWARDS

FILMS IN PROGRESS 30TH INDUSTRY AWARD
“Rey’s Education,” Santiago Esteves, Argentina

5TH EUROPE-LATIN AMERICA CO-PRODUCTION FORUM BEST PROJECT AWARD
“7:35 am,” Javier Van De Couter, Argentina

SPECIAL MENTION
“Hogar,” Maura Delpero, Argentina, Italy

EFADS & CACI EUROPE-LATIN AMERICA CO-PRODUCTION GRANT
“Malambo King,” Juan Pablo Felix, Argentina, Spain, France

ARTE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE
“Hogar”

 OTHER AWARDS

TVE ANOTHER LOOK AWARD
“In Between,” Maysaloun Hamoud, Israel, France

SPANISH COOPERATION AWARD
“Oscuro Animal,” Felipe Guerrero, Colombia, Argentina, Greece, Germany, The Netherlands

SPECIAL MENTION TO
“Era O Hotel Cambridge,” Eliane Caffé, Brazil, France, Spain
“Dark Skull,” Kiro Russo, Bolivia, Qatar

TOKYO GOHAN AWARD 2016
“Theater of Life,” Peter Savek, Canada

 HONORARY AWARDS

DONOSTIA PRIZES-2016
Ethan Hawke, Sigourney Weaver

JAEGER-LECOULTRE LATIN CINEMA AWARD
Gael García Bernal

ZINEMIRA AWARD
Ramon Barea

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