Saturday, October 16

Jessica Chastain and Flora Ofelia Hofmann, best performers in San Sebastián

The American actress Jessica Chastain and the young Danish Flora Ofelia Hofmann have won ex aequo the award for the best leading performance at the 69 San Sebastian Festival, in the first year that this award has been granted without regard to gender distinction.

Chastain has earned this distinction for her role as an evangelist telepreacher over five decades in Michael Showalter’s “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” while 16-year-old Hofmann has done so for bringing to life a 14-year-old girl with wishes for emancipation in a Danish village in the late 19th century in Tea Lindeburg’s debut feature film, “As in Heaven.”

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