Unfortunately, the 67th San Sebastián International Film Festival has closed its doors this weekend and has left us with a week full of films, glamour and celebrations in our beautiful city.
Celebrities such as Kristen Stewart, Penélope Cruz, Donald Sutherland or Ricardo and Chino Darín have walked along the red carpet in San Sebastián these days. And although many people thought that, for the first time in many years, a Basque film such as “La Trinchera Infinita” (The Endless Trench) might win the Golden Shell, the prize has crossed the ocean and left San Sebastián to a Brazilian favela in Río de Janeiro for the film “Pacificado” (Pacified).
There have also been other surprises such as the exclusive premiere of the film “Joker”, winner of the Golden Lion in Venice; and the presentation of the Donostia Honorary Award by Bono from U2 to an elegant Penélope Cruz.
La Perla could not be outdone and we have always dressed up to receive the different renowned guests who have chosen our facilities as they deserve for giving themselves a beauty treatment, eating at our restaurant and enjoying a relaxing time in our thalassotherapy. Actors, actresses, directors and cinema professionals have sought refuge in La Perla, a place to go unnoticed and enjoy moments for relaxing and disconnecting.
Former handball player Eli Pinedo visited us to place herself under the hands of our beauty team and try out our Diamond Cocoon treatment for stars, an anti-ageing treatment which repairs the skin and reverses the effects of pollution and stress in a booth of 99.9% pure air. An hour of luxury for your skin that leaves you like new.
And in order to recommend and apply them correctly, our Health and Aesthetics beauty team received ad hoc training last week to test the new Diamond Cocoon range of products. Our colleagues enjoyed themselves enormously learning how to apply the exclusive Natura Bissé products with prebiotic, strengthening and purifying ingredients that activate our defence system.
In order to enjoy the Diamond Cocoon treatment, we have prepared an exclusive booth for these days, a booth of 99.9% pure air to make our guests feel like real Hollywood stars.
But as well as the great stars, clients who visit us every year from afar have walked on the La Perla red carpet and taken the opportunity to also enjoy the San Sebastián Film Festival. Such is the case of our friends from the USA who have chosen La Perla Restaurant once again this year to taste the San Sebastián cuisine with unique views over La Concha bay.
Despite it being a shame that the 2019 Film Festival has come to an end, we are left with the feeling of having enjoyed the presence of a large number of artists and the glamour that continues to float in the air in our streets. This year once again, San Sebastián has undoubtedly shown itself to be a city that rises to the occasion of a film festival of these characteristics.