65th San Sebastian International Film Festival

65th San Sebastian International Film Festival, Spain (September 22 - September 30, 2017)

Award CeremonyFinnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki received the »FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2017« at the opening ceremony of the San Sebastián International Film Festival on September 22. "The Other Side of Hope" (Toivon tuolla puolen) has been voted best film of the past year, by our members. FIPRESCI President Alin Tasciyan presented the prize to Aki Kaurismäki. Details of the prize see here. Roger Koza on "The Other Side of Hope", read here.

Festival: www.sansebastianfestival.com


Life and Nothing More La vida y nada más Life and Nothing More
(USA, Spain, 2017, 114 mins) Jury: Alin Tasciyan (Turkey) , Krzysztof Kwiatkowski (Poland ) , Jean-Max Méjean (France) , Annika Gustafsson (Sweden) , Laura Pérez Gómez (Spain)

FIPRESCI Prize 2017 in San Sebastian, motivation: "Having a tender view on a family in crisis, "Life and Nothing More" by Antonio Méndez Esparza combines social criticism with the complexity of human emotions expressed with splendid performances by its exquisite actors. The film impresses with the integrity of its script and subtlety of style."

World sales: Film Constellation, 1 Green Bank, E1W2PA London, UK, fabien@filmconstellation.com, www.filmconstellation.com

The Visitors

by Roger Koza

Roger Koza writes on Kaurismäki's film which has been voted, by the members of FIPRESCI, the Best Film of the Year. read more