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Colombian film wins San Sebastian festival’s Golden Shell

The Colombian film Los Reyes del Mundo has won the top award at the 70th San Sebastián film festival in Spain.

September 25, 2022
25 September 2022

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

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

The film follows five young men from Medellín, 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 Quílez, in the Spanish film “La maternal,” and Paul Kircher in the French movie Le Lycéen (Winter Boy).

US director Marian Mathias won the special jury prize with her debut feature, Runner.

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