WEEK IN WOMEN: Juliette Binoche honored at Spain’s San Sebastian Film Fest – Brandy McDonnell reports

The San Sebastian International Film Festival will honor French movie star Juliette Binoche with one of its Donostia Awards, the Spanish fest’s career achievement prize. She will receive the award in recognition of her extensive career, “which has seen her play almost 75 characters, from power-wielding heroines to fragile beings, with historical figures, drama roles and comedy parts along the way.”

Plus, the poster for the 70th San Sebastian Film Festival features a portrait of Binoche taken by French photographer Brigitte Lacombe.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: Penelope Cruz Honored at San Sebastian FF – Brandy McDonnell reports

Spain’s San Sebastian International Film Festival has revealed the first of its annual Donostia Awards, and will honor this year Penelope Cruz, who will also grace the festival’s 2019 official poster. Spain’s most internationally recognized actress, Cruz has been a regular presence at San Sebastian for more than two decades.

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