69th San Sebastian Film Festival (Spain)

69th San Sebastian Film Festival, Spain

Spain’s leading festival is a true cinephiliac’s dream. If you don’t love the artform with a deeply rooted passion, don’t bother; for example, this year, San Sebastian programmers will present the retrospective Flowers in Hell: The Golden Age of Korean Cinema, a collection of ten largely unheralded but crucial works, dating from the 50s and the 60s.

The Golden Shell Best Film honour is an iconic trophy in film circles; past winners have included Elia Kazan’s America, America (1964); Francis Ford Coppola’s Rumble Fish (1984) and Feng Xiaogang’s I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016).

September 17-25