Historic: "Pacified" won Golden Shell

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The Brazilian film was awarded as the best film at the San Sebastian Film Festival in its 67th edition

Brazilian production scene 'Pacified'

Scene of the Brazilian production 'Pacificado'. / Taken from: filmaffinity.com

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On September 28, the San Sebastian Festival in its 67th edition awarded Pacified as the best film. For the first time in history, a Brazilian production won this award.


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The film was also awarded in two other categories: the Silver Shell for Best Actor, Bukassa Kabengele, and Best Picture for Laura Merians.

The film was directed by the American Paxton Winters and produced by Darren Aronofsky, Paula Linhares, Marcos Tellechea and Lisa Muskat. The film will be distributed by Twentieth Century Fox and portrays violence in the favelas of Brazil.



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The other winners were:

  • Best Director: Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño and Jose Mari Goenaga for The Infinite Trench
  • Best Screenplay: Luiso Berdejo and Goenaga for The Infinite Trench
  • Silver Shell for Best Actress: Greta Fernández and Nina Hoss for The Daughter of a Thief and Das Vorspiel, respectively
  • Kutxabank-New Directors Award: Some Beasts (Chile)
  • Horizontes Award: Again again (Argentina)
  • Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Award: Angela Schanelec for War Zuhause, Aber