Francois Ozon made off with The Golden Shell and the best screenplay prize at the 60th edition of the San Sebastian International Film Festival with his comedy "Dans la maison," beating out Pablo Berger's "Blancanieves" and with silver awards going to Fernando Trueba (best director) and Jose Sacristan (best actor).
The third time was the charm for Ozon, whose "Bajo la arena" and "Mi refugio" had competed fruitlessly before, but the panel of judges headed by Christine Vachon selected him for the top award for the film's impeccable framework, a movie based on the theater work "El chico de la ultima fila" by Juan Mayorga.
"Blancanieves" was the only film that seemed capable of overshadowing Ozon for best picture, and although the seductive power of the new version of the classic Grimm Brothers' tale received two awards, it was unable to prevail for the top Golden Shell award for best film.
The judges presented the Special Jury Prize to Pablo Berger and a silver award for best actress f
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