Bardem is the sixth Spanish performer to receive the Festival’s most important honorary award.
Spanish actor, Javier Bardemwill receive the Donostia Award for his career in the next edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival which will begin on September 22, the organization reported on its official website.
The award ceremony will take place during the opening gala of the 71st edition at the Kursaal Auditorium, thirty years after Bardem’s first visit to the Festival, on the occasion of the screening of “Golden Eggs” in the Official Section, in 1993.
But the actor will not only be the protagonist for receiving the most important honorary award of the Festival, which since 1986 recognizes the career and contributions of great figures in the world of cinema, he will also be the image of the official poster for the next edition.
Bardem is the sixth Spanish interpreter to receive the most important honorary award of the Festival, before him they were recognized Fernando Fernan Gomez (1999), Paco Rabal (2001), Antonio Banderas (2008), carmen maura (2013) and Penelope Cruz (2019).
From the festival page they point out that the actor born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is “the most internationally recognized Spanish actor” with more than a hundred awards, including the Oscar, the Golden Globe and the BAFTA for “No country for old men” (2007), the Goyas for “Days Numbered” (1994), “Mouth of Mouth” (nineteen ninety five), “Mondays in the Sun” (2002), “Into the Sea” (2004), “Beautiful” (2010) and “The Good Patron” (2021).
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