The Man Without A Past (Miles Vailla Menneisyytta) will receive the Best Film of the Year and UKdirector Lynne Ramsay the newly-created New Director of the Year awards fromthe International Film Critics Federation (FIPRESCI) at the opening ceremonyof this month's San Sebastian International Film Festival.

The prizes are selected by international critics from amongall films released between August 2001 and July 2002. This year, 200 FIPRESCImembers from 41 countries participated in the vote.

Aki Kaurismaki'sThe Man Without A Past won the Grand Jury Prize at this year'sCannes Film Festival, where lead actress Kati Outinen also took home a Best Actress award.Ramsay's latest film Movern Callar will screen alongside Kaurismaki's Man in the festival's Zabaltegi sidebar in the"festival's Top" section.

Kaurismaki and Ramsay are both expected to appear in personin San Sebastian to collect their awards.