Colombian film wins San Sebastian festival's Golden Shell

AP , Sunday 25 Sep 2022

The Colombian film “Los Reyes del Mundo” (“The Kings of the World”) has won the top award at the 70th San Sebastian film festival in Spain.

Laura Mora
Colombian film director Laura Mora, second left, gestures after receiving the Golden Shell Donostia Award for the film los Reyes del Mundo (File Photo: AP)


Director Laura Mora's feature was awarded the Golden Shell for best film at a ceremony late Saturday.

The film follows five young men from Medellin, Colombia's second-largest city, trying to get ahead in life.

Japan's Genki Kawamura won the best director prize for “Hyakka,” about a son and his mother who is diagnosed with dementia

The top acting awards went to two young actors in debut starring roles about difficulties in adolescence: Carla Quilez, in the Spanish film “La maternal,” and Paul Kircher in the French movie “Le Lyceen” (“Winter Boy”).

U.S. director Marian Mathias won the special jury prize with her debut feature, “Runner.” 

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