French director Ozon takes top honours at Spanish film festival
SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain (AFP) - French director Francois Ozon won the top prize at the San Sebastian Film Festival on Saturday for his psychological thriller Dans La Maison (In the House).
Ozon's film tells the story of the relationship between a world-weary French teacher and a disturbingly gifted student.
It is based on the play El Chico De La Ultima Fila (The Guy in the Back Row) by Spanish playwright Juan Mayorga. In addition to the Golden Shell for best film, Ozon also picked up the best screenplay prize.
Warm applause greeted the announcement of his wins at the awards ceremony.