Genki Kawamura, Silver Shell Award for Best Director for ‘Hyakka/A hundred flowers’

The filmmaker Genki Kawamura, awarded the Silver Shell for Best Director, during the Closing Gala of the San Sebastián Festival, on September 24, 2022, in San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa, Basque Country (Spain). – Alberto Ortega – Europa Press

Japanese filmmaker Genki Kawamura has been awarded the Silver Shell for Best Director at the 70th edition of the San Sebastian Film Festival for the film ‘Hyakka/A hundred flowers’.

‘Hyakka’ is the adaptation of a homonymous novel that starts from the author’s personal experience with Alzheimer’s that his grandmother suffered from. The film reflects on how “the feeling of guilt is not forgotten and when a moment comes, all those memories open up like flowers”.

Kawamura has recognized that this award has been so unexpected for him that he received the announcement after a visit to the Guggenheim Museum. “I was having ham and txakolí and they called me to tell me: almost all the txakolí was done”, he joked. The Japanese filmmaker has also remembered his grandmother, inspiration for this film, who has already passed away.

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