'Neds' takes top San Sebastian prize

Diego Luna also honored as fest wraps 58th edition

SAN SEBASTIAN – Peter Mullan's profile of Scottish uneducated delinquents, "Neds" picked up the Golden Shell award at the 58th San Sebastian International Film Festival Saturday, while its star Connor McCarron walked away with the top actor award for his part as a bright boy sucked into the gang world of violence in the '70s.

Chilean helmer Raul Ruiz won the Silver Shell directing prize for his four-hour opus "Mysteries of Lisbon," widely hailed by the critics at the festival, while Carlos Cesar Arbelaez took the $110,000 Kutxa-New Directors Award for his Colombian-Panamanian "Colors of the Mountain."

Three Spanish films snagged awards, with Judith Colell and Jordi Cadena's story about a young girl's trauma in "Elisa K" winning the Special Jury Award for "the way it portrays the violence to which innocent people are exposed to in everyday life."

Spaniard Nora Navas won the best actress award for "Pa Negro" and Jimmy Gimferrer the award for cinematography for the drama "Aita."

The Horizontes Jury chose Diego Luna's "Abel" for the 35,000 euro prize.
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