Danish World Warfare II epic “Into The Darkness” received the highest honour of Golden Peacock Award on the closing ceremony of the 51st Worldwide Movie Competition of India (IFFI), which was pared down significantly as a result of coronavirus pandemic. Director Anders Refn’s “Into the Darkness” chronicles the complicated, emotional turmoil of the Danish individuals throughout the Nazi occupation of the nation. The award consists of a money prize of RS 40 lakh, to be shared equally between Refn and producer Lene Borglum. The duo, nevertheless, weren’t current.
Mandarin drama, “The Silent Forest”, bagged two prime honours- greatest actor male and greatest director. Taiwanese actor Tzu-Chuan Liu, 17, was honoured with ‘Silver Peacock for Finest Actor’ for his function of a listening to impaired within the movie whereas Taiwanese filmmaker Chen-Nien Ko received the most effective director award for her “heart-wrenching exposition of the systemic sexual abuse” occurring in a faculty for kids with particular wants.
The Silver Peacock for greatest actor – feminine was awarded to Polish actor Zofia Stafiej, for her function in director Piotr Domalewski’s “I By no means Cry” on the ceremony held on the .
The movie explores the journey of a daughter who has to navigate the maze of paperwork abroad to convey again the physique of her useless father.
Stafiej, who wasn’t current at occasion as effectively, would obtain a certificates and money award of RS 10 lakh.
The IFFI 51 ‘Particular Jury Award’ was bagged by Bulgarian director Kamin Kalev’s 2020 movie “February”, whereas the most effective debut director award went to Brazilian filmmaker Cassio Pereira dos Santos, for his 2020 Portugese drama “Valentina”.
The movie tells the story of a 17-year-old transgender Brazilian lady aspiring for a standard life.
The ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Award—given to a movie that displays Mahatma Gandhi’s beliefs of peace, tolerance and non-violence—was awarded to Ameen Nayfeh’s 2020 Arabic movie “200 Meters”.
The award consists of a certificates and a medal. It’s given as a part of IFFI’s collaboration with the Worldwide Council for Movie, Tv and Audiovisual Communication (ICFT) Paris.
The winners have been determined by the Worldwide Jury, comprising Argentine director Pablo Cesar as Chairman, Prasanna Vithanage (Sri Lanka), Abu Bakr Shawky (Austria), Indian filmmaker Priyadarshan and Rubaiyat Hossain from Bangladesh.
Cesar, who couldn’t be current on the occasion, stated in a video message, that the pageant supplied the jury diversified themes of movies to select from.
“Particularly those who make us replicate on particular person freedoms, rights of kids and all of the individuals of this world, empowerment of ladies and reminiscences of issues that very same individuals have completed which we’re positive we by no means wish to occur once more. Thanks IFFI for collection of movies that are wealthy in content material and aesthetic search,” he added.
Three Indian movies — Assam-set “Bridge” by Kripal Kalita, “A Canine And His Man” by Siddharth Tripathy and Ganesh Vinayakan’s “Thaen” — have been nominated within the Worldwide competitors line up, which consisted 15 options from throughout the globe.
Solely “Bridge”, nevertheless, managed to take house the ‘Particular Point out’ honour. Veteran actor Zeenat Aman and actor-politician Ravi Kishan have been the friends of honour on the ceremony held at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium.
Aman, 69, lauded the pageant for managing to ask cinema expertise from internationally even in its slimmed down avatar. “As we journey in the direction of the put up pandemic world, a glimpse of it may be felt right now with this wonderful gathering of movie lovers. I’m sure all of the movies chosen are backed with immense hope for a world with higher understanding in the direction of a number of points, cultures, society or a person unit,” she stated.
Union minister and singer Babul Supriyo and veteran actor Biswajit Chatterjee, who was conferred the ”Indian Character of the Yr” award at IFFI, have been additionally in attendence together with Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and Goa governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
Sawant lauded the efforts of everybody for making IFFI successful at a time when many movie festivals have been referred to as of resulting from COVID-19. “I’ve full religion that the subsequent version of the pageant shall be higher than this. I thank our Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji, our Info and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar ji. No movie festivals have been held due to the pandemic, however we took the lead and ran it efficiently in a hybrid method,” he stated.
A complete of 224 movies have been screened underneath completely different sections on the 51st version of the pageant which was pushed by two months from its authentic November present.
The hybrid-mode pageant organised on-line streaming of masterclasses by filmmakers Shekhar Kapur, Chaitanya Tamhane and Subhash Ghai. Other than the opening and shutting ceremony, which was dwell telecast, few World Panorama movies have been additionally streamed on-line.
Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg’s “One other Spherical” opened the pageant, whereas Japanese historic drama “Spouse of a Spy” by Kiyoshi Kurosawa was the closing movie.
The nine-day pageant was carried out collectively by the Directorate of Movie Festivals (underneath Ministry of Info and Broadcasting) and Goa authorities.