One of the premier film festivals of the modern era's premier art form was held for the first time on 21 September 1953. And in the more than 60 years since, the film festival has remained San Sebastián marquis draw of each year. These days it's based in the Kursaal cultural centre, which every September becomes a VIP bustle of luminaries from across the world entertainment industry; movie fans; and of course many of today's top stars on one of the most glamorous red carpets on the planet. The whole city gears up for this, especially dining and nightlife venues around the La Concha district, which organise events especially aimed at festival-goers.
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