David Cronenberg honored with Lifetime Achievement Award in San Sebastian

David Cronenberg honored with Lifetime Achievement Award in San Sebastian
David Cronenberg honored with Lifetime Achievement Award in San Sebastian

Reward him it is delivered by the director on Wednesday Gaspar Noahand they also played laureates a film shown in Cannes Crimes of the Future.

Cronenberg directed films such as The Fly (1986), The Deadly Twins (1988) and Crash (1996), among others. Photo: EPA

According to the French news agency AFP it is awarded for his lifelong study of the dark side of the soul.

Upon receiving the award it is The 79-year-old director said yes it is once thought that the Lifetime Achievement Award says: “Time it isto stop, you’ve made enough movies… it is a way of telling me, ‘That’s enough, stop.'” Today well it is realized that it is award “at a festival with such a rich history, given in such a beautiful city”, encouragement to make more films, his words were summarized on the festival’s website.

His last film Crimes of the Future delivers a dystopian story of a future in which people are surgically altered for aesthetic and sexual pleasure. Like it is pointed out the director, “in his work no wants to push viewers to their limits, rather ourselves”. Cronenberg it is among others directed films such as A whim (1986), The deadly twins (1988) and Knock (1996).

Besides Cronenberg it is honorary festival award donostia this year received also a French actress Juliette Binoche. This year’s festival in San Sebastian, Basque Country, has been held in its 70th edition since September 16, and will conclude on Saturday. At the head of this year’s jury of the most important film festival in Spain it is American actress Glenn Close.

Films at the festival compete for the Golden Shell, an award named after the shape of the bay in which this Basque town stands. The jury will award the Golden Shell for Best Film, Silver Shells for Director, Best Lead Actor and Best Supporting Actor, as well as Jury Awards for Cinematography and Screenplay. The awards will be announced and presented at the festival’s closing ceremony on Saturday.

The most important film festival in Spain
San Sebastian International Film Festival it is the most important film festival in Spain. Established it is was in 1953 and it is was devoted exclusively to Spanish films in the early years, but then it is established itself as one of the most important international film events in the world. Over the years, big film names such as Alfred Hitchcock, Bette Davis and Lana Turner. The prize is a golden shell it is got its name from the shape of the bay in which the city in the Basque Country stands.


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