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San Sebastian honors Caine

Joins fellow British thesps Redgrave, Irons as Donostia winners

MADRID — Michael Caine will receive the Donostia Award for career achievement at this year’s 48th San Sebastian Intl. Film Festival, which runs Sept. 21-30.

The festival will also showcase the world premiere of John Irvin’s “Shiner,” which will screen out of competition in the fest’s official selection. In the pic, Caine plays the driven father of a young and promising boxer.

Caine joins a growing list of British thesps who have won Donostia Awards, including Vanessa Redgrave and Jeremy Irons. With their presentation ceremony forming a fest highlight, the Donostias have helped to power A-list star presence at the event.

Caine picked up a best actor award at San Sebastian in 1996 for his perf in Bob Rafelson’s “Blood and Wine,” which he accepted by satellite transmission. He won a best supporting actor Oscar this year for his perf in Lasse Hallstrom’s “The Cider House Rules.”

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