STAFF at the San Sebastian Film Festival have been forced to remove a director from his own movie’s screening after he refused to wear a mask. 

French director Eugene Green was asked five times to put his mask on and wear it correctly but he refused and will now face a hefty fine. 

“Eugene Green has lost his status as a festival guest due to his lack of respect for the measures adopted in agreement with the health authorities,” said the festival in a statement today. 

Green was at the festival with his film Atarrabi & Mikelats, a modern adaptation of a Basque myth. 

The screening continued despite the disruption with co-star brothers Lukas Hiriart and Saia Hiriart in the audience. 

All attendees of the festival are required to sign a responsibility statement that says they will comply with all health measures and wear a mask at all times. 

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