Few film festivals can boast as many distractions as San Sebastian, in Spain's Basque Country. From the world-class cuisine (several of the world's best restaurants are here - the local McDonald's probably has a Michelin star), to the beautiful beaches and, ahem, sumptuous spas, it seems almost impossible to prioritise the viewing of films.

So it's just as well the San Sebastian Film Festival programmes up a storm of top titles to ensure the distractions can be kept in check. Festivities wrapped last week with the presentation of the Golden Shell award, the festival's top honour, to Peter Mullan's Neds, the tale of teenage gangs in working-class Glasgow. It's a rare British winner of the prize, which has gone to directors like Francis Ford Coppola, Terrence Mallick and Elia Kazan in previous years.
categories Cinematical, Festivals