International festival of the film of Saint Sebastien: the crested seaside resort of the Spanish Basque Coast accommodates Isabelle Huppert
66ème edition of the International festival of the film which is held with Saint Sebastien from September 21st to September 29th, 2018.
This year, the large French actress Isabelle Huppert, cesarized for her roles in “the Ceremony” and “It”, named with the Oscars in 2017, is the muse and the face
“It is an honor for the Festival which one of the best current actresses agreed to be the image of our Festival”, Jose Luis Rebordinos, director of the Festival declared.
Isabelle Huppert is reproduced on the poster which is dissociated this year by proposing a photograph black and white and graphic lines of colors.
Isabelle Huppert is not beginner in this event.
Already, 15 years ago, she presented “the life promised” in official selection and received the Donostia prize for the whole of its career with more than 130 fims to its credit and of multiple nominations and victories in César, Golden Globes, the Oscars, in Cannes, Venice and Berlin.
This year, homage is paid to Danny de Vito, actor, director, humorist, American producer like with the English actor Judi Dench, universally known to have held the role of M in 7 films of James Bond.
Antoño Will bandage, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Woody Allen were the award–winnings of these last years.
Created in 1953 by the tradesmen of the city, the purpose of the Festival of Saint Sebastien was in the beginning to promote the Spanish films.
But, very quickly, the event acquires an international statute with big firsts and the arrival of stars of the big screen.
The principal Price is the Gold Shell, handing–over to the best film.
The Price Donostia, also important reward, is decreed with the whole of a cinematographic career.
Already at the 19th century, Holy Sebastien was a crested seaside resort and accommodated the eminent personages.
Starting from 1885, the Queen rules over Maria–Christina takes the practice to come in holiday the summer to Saint Sebastien, followed by the Court then by the middle–class.
In 1887 a Casino is built which attracts many easy summer tourists and where all the personalities of the European life are found, Mata Hari, Léon Trotsky, Maurice Ravel, of the bankers.
Will follow the theatre Victoria–Eugenia, the hotel Maria–Christina, the station of North, all buildings with the French style very marked which gave its charm to this called city “Small Paris”.
In Belle Epoque, Holy Sebastien receives the Russian Ballet, of the French companies of operetta, the singers of opera and many famous artists.
She was elected capital European of the culture in 2016.
The Kursaal Palace, built in 1998 and characteristic of the contemporary architecture, accommodates the International festival of the Film of Saint Sebastien.