64th San Sebastian Film Festival

64th San Sebastian Film Festival, Spain (September 16 - September 24, 2016)

JuryThe Critics Jury in San Sebastian: Pamela Biénzobas, Chile ("Mabuse"), chair; Esin Kücüktepepinar, Turkey ("Cumhuriyet", "Altyazi"); Dubravka Lakic, Serbia ("Politika"), Gerhard Krebs, Switzerland ("Neue Zürcher Zeitung"), Endika Rey, Spain ("Otros Cines Europa"). Photo: With William Oldroyd, whose film "Lady Macbeth" won the FIPRESCI Prize.
Festival: www.sansebastianfestival.com

Maren Ade's "Toni Erdmann" Wins FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2016.
The German filmmaker will collect the award on Friday, September 16th, at the opening ceremony of the San Sebastián Film Festival. The FIPRESCI Grand Prix exists since 1999, and is the federation's most representative recognition. In the past, this special award has been bestowed upon – among others – Michael Haneke, Cristian Mungiu, Aki Kaurismäki, Paul Thomas Anderson, Jean-Luc Godard, Richard Linklater and George Miller. In its 18 editions, this is the first time it goes to a film made by a woman. Pamela Biénzobas reviews the film. see here.


Lady Macbeth Lady Macbeth Lady Macbeth
(UK, 2016, 89 mins) Jury: Pamela Biénzobas (Chile) , Esin Kücüktepepinar (Turkey) , Dubravka Lakic (Serbia) , Geri Krebs (Switzerland) , Endika Rey (Spain)

Best Film in the International Competition, Thessaloniki 2016. Motivation: "Lady Macbeth impressed the jury with its skillful and engaging storytelling, its outstanding acting, its precise cinematic language, and its exquisite compositions. Partly thriller and partly period drama, it portrays a society with huge divisions between both the sexes and the social classes, in a way that makes the story relevant also for our so-called modern times."

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Toni Erdmann

by Pamela Biénzobas

Maren Ade's "Toni Erdmann" Wins FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2016. It was decided through a poll that gathered the votes of 475 members of FIPRESCI from around the world. Pamela Biénzobas reviews the film.   read more