"Pacified" Gold Shell; "The infinite trench", the other great winner

Morro dos Prazeres is not at all that "pleasant hill" that gives it its name. Not a year goes by without two or three tourists on the way to Christ the Redeemer wrong the route and end up shot by the drug traffickers in this favela of Rio de Janeiro theoretically "pacified".

In this enclave as colorful as dangerous "Pacified" develops, the Brazilian film that has taken the Golden Shell to the best film in the 67th edition of the San Sebastian Festival. Texan Paxton Winters spent years living in this environment until he shaped a script that convinced nothing more and nothing less than Darren Aronofsky, a supporter who has had to weigh in the final jury decision chaired by Neil Jordan.

The story of a 13-year-old girl who tries to survive in this chaotic world during the operations of police forces in the favelas on the occasion of the 2016 Rio Olympics, is the basis of this film. Director Paxton Winters, who debuts in the feature film, remembered his parents, "who always supported me in my choice."

«Pacified», who also won a better picture and a better actor (Bukassa Kabengele) slipped at the last minute in pools that, almost from the beginning of the Festival, were led by «The infinite trench». Everything was expensive for the Guipuzcoans Jon Garaño, Aitor Arregi and José María Goenaga (who already won the Special Jury Prize in 2017 with «Handia», winner of 10 Goya Awards) won the much-desired Concha de Oro. The film would have been worth it, and the press as well He valued him by delivering the Fierce and the Fipresci.

But this recreation of the interior odyssey of a "mole", an anarchist forced to hide for 30 years in his house for fear of Franco's reprisals, remained a step below the glory: he won the award for best screenplay and best direction . It will surely take an active part in the next Goya and, of course, revalidate the good feelings around these Basque filmmakers who, in «The Infinite Trench», also travel to Andalusia in the year 36 with a superb Antonio de la Torre .

The national quota (in an edition with only three Spanish films) of the winners was also covered, for the Silver Shell for best actress for the young Greta Fernández, daughter of Eduard Fernández, with whom she stars in the debut drama of Belén Funes, "The daughter of a thief." The German Nina Hoss, a veteran face of European cinema, shared "ex aequo" this award for her performance in "The Audition." «Next», with Eva Greene as a protagonist, won the Special Jury Prize.

Tim Roth closed with "The Song of Names" this edition of the contest Donostiarra who, as a tip, left the press credited with the anguish of «Joker», the surprise tape this year, just landed from Venice, where he won the Golden Lion, and about to premiere.

-Golden Shell for the best movie: "Pacified" by Paxton Winter

-Silver Shell to the best address: Jon Garaño, Aitor Arregi and José María Goenaga, for «The infinite trench

-Silver Shell for Best Actor: Bukassa Kabengele, for "Pacified"

-Silver Shell for Best Actress: Greta Fernández ("The daughter of a thief") and Nina Hoss ("The audition")

-Best screenplay: Luiso Berdejo and José María Goenaga, for «The infinite trench»

-Best photography: Laura Merians, for Pacified »

-Special Jury Prize: «Next» by Alice Winocour

-Donostia City Public Award: «Specials» by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano

-Donostia City Public Award: «Specials» by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano

-Feroz Zinemaldia Award: «The infinite trench», by Jon Garaño, Aitor Arregi and Jose María Goenaga

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