'Pandora's Box' lined with gold at San Seb fest


Yesim Ustaoglu's "Pandora's Box" walked away with the Golden Shell in a ceremony Saturday that sprinkled prizes broadly and wrapped the 56th San Sebastian International Film Festival.

Michael Winterbottom took the best director honor for "Genova," starring Colin Firth, while Samira Makhmalbaf's Iranian-French "Two-Legged Horse" won the special jury prize.

Cao Baoping's "The Equation of Love and Death" won the coveted €90,000 ($131,000) Altadis-New Directors Prize, to be split between the director and the Spanish distributor of the film.

"Pandora's Box" protagonist Tsilla Chelton shared the best actress award with Melissa Leo for her role in "Frozen River," while Oscar Martinez won the actor award for Daniel Burman's "Empty Nest." (partialdiff)