Golden Shell

Golden Shell

The Golden Shell ("Concha de Oro") is the highest prize given to a competing film at the San Sebastian 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. Between 1980 and 1984 it was given the International Critics' Big Award.

Award winners

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 La nonna Sabella Dino Risi Italy
1958 Le coeur au poing Charles Binamé France
1959 The Nun's Story Fred Zinnemann United States
1960 Romeo, Juliet a Tma Jiri Weiss Czechoslovakia
1961 One-Eyed Jacks Marlon Brando United States
1962 L’isola di Arturo Damiano Damiani Italy
1963 Mafioso Alberto Lattuada Italy
1964 America, America Elia Kazan United States
1965 Mirage
Zlatá reneta (ex aequo)
Edward Dmytryk
Otakar Vávra
United States
Czechoslovakia
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 Ondata di calor Nelo Risi Italy
1971 Le genou de Claire Eric Rohmer France
1972 The Glass House Tom Gries United States
1973 El espíritu de la colmena Víctor Erice Spain
1974 Badlands Terrence Malick United States
1975 Furtivos José Luis Borau Spain
1976 Tabor ujodit v niebo Emil Lotianu USSR
1977 Mekhanicheskogo pianino Nikita Mikhalkov USSR
1978 Alambrista Robert M. Young United States
1979 Ossenij marafon Gueorgui Danelia USSR
1980 Dyrygent Andrzej Wajda Poland
1981 Storie di ordinaria follia Marco Ferreri Italy
1982 Demonios en el Jardín Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón Spain
1983 Coup de foudre Diane Kurys France
1984 Rumble Fish Francis Ford Coppola United States
1985 Yesterday (185 film) Radoslaw Piwowarski Poland
1986 La mitad del cielo Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón Spain
1987 Noce en Galilée Michel Khleifi Palestine-France-Belgium
1988 On the Black Hill Andrew Grieve United Kingdom
1989 Homer and Eddie
La nación clandestina (ex aequo)
Andrei Konchalovski
Jorge Sanjinés
United States
Bolivia
1990 Las cartas de Alou Montxo Armendáriz Spain
1991 Alas de mariposa Juanma Bajo Ulloa Spain
1992 Un lugar en el mundo Adolfo Aristarain Argentina
1993 Principio y fin
Sara
Arturo Ripstein
Dariush Mehrjui
Mexico
Iran
1994 Días contados Imanol Uribe Spain
1995 Margaret's Museum Mort Ransen Canada-United Kingdom
1996 Bwana (film)
Trojan Eddie (ex aequo)
Imanol Uribe
Gillies Mackinnon
Spain
Ireland
1997 Rien ne va plus Claude Chabrol France
1998 El viento se llevó lo qué Alejandro Agresti Argentina-Netherlands-Spain-France
1999 C'est quoi la vie? François Dupeyron France
2000 La perdición de los hombres Arturo Ripstein Mexico-Spain
2001 Taxi para tres Orlando Lübbert Chile
2002 Los lunes al sol Fernando León de Aranoa Spain-France-Italy
2003 Schussangst Dito Tsintsadze Germany
2004 Turtles Can Fly Bahman Ghobadi Iran-Irak
2005 Stesti (Something like Happiness) Bohdan Sláma Czech Republic
2006 Half moon
Mon fils à moi
Bahman Ghobadi
Martial Fougeron
Iran
France
2007 A Thousand Years of Good Prayers Wayne Wang United States
2008 Pandoranin kutusu Yesim Ustaoglu Turkey-France-Germany-Belgium

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