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‘Donbass’ bags Golden Peacock, Malayalam film gets 2 awards

 

‘Donbass’, which Ukrain has officially nominated for Oscars, seized the Golden Peacock at the 49th IFFI concluded here this evening.

Lijo Jose Pellissery won the Best Director’s Silver Peacock for the Malayalam film ‘Ee.Ma.Yau.’ Chemban Vinod from this film also won the Best Actor (Male) Award.

The Golden Peacock Award carries a cash prize of Rs 40 lakh. to be shared equally between the Producer and the Director, Trophy and the citation.

Donbass tells the story of a hybrid war taking place in a region of Eastern Ukraine, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies perpetrated on a mass scale by separatist gangs. In Donbass, war is called peace and propaganda is uttered as truth.

The film was selected as the opening film in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. At Cannes, Sergei Loznitsa won the ‘Un Certain Regard’ Award for Best Director.

Lijo Jose Pellissery conferred Best Director Award for Ee.Ma.Yau

‘Ee.Ma.Yau.’ is a stunning satire on death and how it affects human lives. Set in Chellanam, a coastal village in Kerala, the film shows the plight of a son who tries to arrange a worthy funeral for his father; he is however met with unpredictable obstacles and reactions from different quarters.

The Best Director gets the Silver Peacock Award and a cash prize of Rs 15 lakh. He also won the Best Director Award at the 48th Kerala State Film Awards for Ee.Ma.Yau.

Chemban Vinod: Best Actor (Male)

The Best Actor (Male) Award has gone to Chemban Vinod for his portrayal in Ee.Ma.Yau of ‘Eeshi’, a son who tries to arrange a worthy funeral for his father but is met with unpredictable obstacles and reactions from different quarters.

Anastasiia Pustovit: Best Actor (Female)

The Best Actor (Female) Award has gone to Anastasiia Pustovit  for her portrayal of a ‘Larysa’, a teenage girl in the Ukrainian film ‘When the Trees Fall’.

Both Best Actor (Male) and Best Actor (Female) are honoured with the Silver Peacock Trophy and a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh each.

Special Jury Award for Milko Lazarov’s Aga

Milko Lazarov walked away with the Special Jury Award for his film ‘Aga’; the film focuses on the story of Sedna and Nanook, an elderly couple from Yakutia, and the particular challenges they face in the midst of a frigid landscape.

The Special Jury Award carries a cash prize of Rs 15 lakh, a Silver Peacock Award and a citation.

Alberto Monteras II receives ‘Best Debut Feature Film of a Director’ for Respeto

Alberto Monteras II received the Centenary award for ‘Best Debut Feature Film of a Director’ for his Filipino Movie ‘Respeto’.

'Walking with the Wind', directed by Praveen Morchhale, won The ICFT –UNESCO Gandhi Medal instituted by the International Council for Film, Television and Audiovisual Communication, Paris and UNESCO.

’Walking with the Wind’ tells the story of a 10 year old boy in Himalayan Terrain, who mistakenly breaks his friend’s school chair. His daily seven km long journey to school in mountainous terrain on a donkey, turns mammoth and challenging when he decides to bring the chair to his village.

‘Los Silencios’, the Portuguese, Spanish movie directed by Beatriz Seigner got the special mention under ICFT-UNESCO Gandhi medal category.

Lifetime Achivement for Salim Khan

Salim Khan, the celebrated actor, story-screenplay-dialogue writer of Hindi films was honoured with the IFFI 2018 Special Award for his Lifetime Contribution to Cinema.

His son Arbaz received the award on his behalf.

 






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