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The Golden Shell
Golden Shell
(Spanish: Concha de Oro; Basque: Urrezko Maskorra) is the highest prize given to a competing film at the San Sebastián Film Festival. It was introduced in 1957. In 1953 and 1954, the highest prize had been called the Gran Premio. In 1955 and 1956 it was replaced by the Silver Shell. Five directors have won the Golden Shell twice: American director Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola
(in 1969 & 1984), Spanish director Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón
Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón
(in 1982 & 1986), Mexican director Arturo Ripstein
Arturo Ripstein
(in 1993 & 2000), Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi
Bahman Ghobadi
(in 2004 & 2006) and Spanish director Imanol Uribe (in 1994 & 1996). Award winners[edit]

Year Film Director Country

1953 La Guerra de Dios Rafael Gil  Spain*

1954 Sierra maldita Antonio del Amo  Spain

1955 Giorni d'amore Giuseppe de Santis  Italy

1956 Il ferroviere Pietro Germi  Italy*

1957 Oh! Sabella (La nonna Sabella) Dino Risi  Italy

1958 Ewa chce spac Tadeusz Chmielewski  Poland*

1959 The Nun's Story Fred Zinnemann  United States*

1960 Romeo, Juliet and Darkness Jiri Weiss  Czechoslovakia*

1961 One-Eyed Jacks Marlon Brando  United States

1962 Arturo's Island (L’isola di Arturo) Damiano Damiani  Italy

1963 Mafioso Alberto Lattuada  Italy

1964 America, America Elia Kazan  United States

1965 Golden Queen (Zlatá reneta) Mirage (tie) Otakar Vávra Edward Dmytryk  Czechoslovakia  United States

1966 I Was Happy Here Desmond Davis  United Kingdom

1967 Two for the Road Stanley Donen  United States

1968 The Long Day’s Dying Peter Collinson  United Kingdom

1969 The Rain People Francis Ford Coppola  United States

1970 Dead of Summer (Ondata di calore) Nelo Risi  Italy

1971 Claire's Knee (Le genou de Claire) Eric Rohmer  France*

1972 The Glass House Tom Gries  United States

1973 The Spirit of the Beehive (El espíritu de la colmena) Víctor Erice  Spain

1974 Badlands Terrence Malick  United States

1975 Poachers (Furtivos) José Luis Borau  Spain

1976 Queen of the Gypsies (Tabor ujodit v niebo) Emil Loteanu  Soviet Union*

1977 An Unfinished Piece for a Player Piano (Neokonchennaya pyesa dlya mekhanicheskogo pianino) Nikita Mikhalkov  Soviet Union

1978 The Illegal (Alambrista!) Robert M. Young  United States

1979 Autumn Marathon (Ossenij marafon) Georgi Daneliya  Soviet Union

1980 Dyrygent Andrzej Wajda  Poland

1981 Storie di ordinaria follia Marco Ferreri  Italy

1982 Demons in the Garden (Demonios en el jardín) Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón  Spain

1983 Between Us (Coup de foudre) Diane Kurys  France

1984 Rumble Fish Francis Ford Coppola  United States

1985 Yesterday Radoslaw Piwowarski  Poland

1986 Half of Heaven (La mitad del cielo) Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón  Spain

1987 Wedding in Galilee (Urs al-jalil) Michel Khleifi  Belgium* -   France
France
-  Israel*

1988 On the Black Hill Andrew Grieve  United Kingdom

1989 Homer and Eddie La nación clandestina (tie) Andrei Konchalovski Jorge Sanjinés  United States  Bolivia*

1990 Letters from Alou (Las cartas de Alou) Montxo Armendáriz  Spain

1991 Butterfly Wings (Alas de Mariposa) Juanma Bajo Ulloa  Spain

1992 A Place in the World (Un lugar en el mundo) Adolfo Aristarain  Argentina*

1993 The Beginning and the End (Principio y fin) Sara Arturo Ripstein Dariush Mehrjui  Mexico*  Iran*

1994 Running Out of Time (Días contados) Imanol Uribe  Spain

1995 Margaret's Museum Mort Ransen  Canada* -  United Kingdom

1996 Bwana Trojan Eddie (tie) Imanol Uribe Gillies Mackinnon  Spain  Ireland*

1997 The Swindle (Rien ne va plus) Claude Chabrol  France

1998 Wind with the Gone (El viento se llevó lo qué) Alejandro Agresti   Argentina
Argentina
-   France
France
-  Netherlands* -  Spain

1999 C'est quoi la vie? François Dupeyron  France

2000 The Ruination of Men (La perdición de los hombres) Arturo Ripstein   Mexico
Mexico
- Spain

2001 A Cab for Three (Taxi para tres) Orlando Lübbert  Chile*

2002 Mondays in the Sun (Los lunes al sol) Fernando León de Aranoa   Spain
Spain
-   France
France
-  Italy

2003 Gun-shy (Schussangst) Dito Tsintsadze  Germany*

2004 Turtles Can Fly (Lakposhtha parvaz mikonand) Bahman Ghobadi   Iran
Iran
-  Iraq*

2005 Something Like Happiness (Štěstí) Bohdan Sláma  Czech Republic*

2006 Half Moon (Niwemang) Mon fils à moi (tie) Bahman Ghobadi Martial Fougeron  Iran  France

2007 A Thousand Years of Good Prayers Wayne Wang  United States

2008 Pandora's Box (Pandora'nın kutusu) Yeşim Ustaoğlu  Turkey* -   Belgium
Belgium
-   France
France
-  Germany

2009 City of Life and Death (Nánjīng! Nánjīng!) Lu Chuan  China*

2010 Neds Peter Mullan   United Kingdom
United Kingdom
-   France
France
-  Italy

2011 Los pasos dobles Isaki Lacuesta   Spain
Spain
-   Switzerland

2012 In the House (Dans la maison) François Ozon  France

2013 Bad Hair (Pelo Malo) Mariana Rondón  Venezuela*- Peru*- Germany

2014 Magical Girl Carlos Vermut  Spain

2015 Sparrows (Þrestir) Rúnar Rúnarsson  Denmark*- Iceland*

2016 I Am Not Madame Bovary Feng Xiaogang  China

2017 The Disaster Artist James Franco  United States

*denotes first win for a nation External links[edit]

Official website (in Spanish) (in Basque) (in English) San Sebastián International Film Festival
San Sebastián International Film Festival
at the Internet Movie Database

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