Best prizes for the Japanese film “Ring Wandering”, the Marathi film “Godavari”
Masakazu kaneko Wandering ring, which explores Japan’s wartime past, won first prize at the 52nd India International Film Festival which wrapped up on Sunday. The winner of the Golden Peacock in the International Competition section was selected to be a ‘beautifully photographed combination of fantasy and reality inspired by manga, reflecting a fascination with the echoes of the past that reverberate in Japanese society today’ hui â, the jury chaired by the Iranian director. Rakhshan Banietemad said in a press release.
The Golden Peacock has a cash prize of Rs 20 lakh for Kaneko and Rs 10 lakh for producer Takashi Shiotsuki. Ciro Guerra, Stephen Woolley, Vimukthi Jayasundara and Nila Madhab Panda were also on the jury.
The award for best director was awarded to Czech Vaclav Kadrnka for Save the one who was dead, described as “a very masterful and confidently imagined visual tale of a mother and son caught in a twilight that evokes the imagination of life and death, where each portrait-style frame is composed and interpreted with revealing details “.
Roman Vasyanov The dormitory, which examines corruption in the former Soviet Union, received a special mention in the International Competition category.
The Silver Peacock for Best Actor (Male) was won by Jitendra Joshi for his performance in Nikhil Mahajan’s Godavari. Joshi, who is also the co-producer of the Marathi language drama, received a cash award of Rs 10 lakh.
Godavari explores family dynamics and inheritance through the experiences of Joshi’s Rent Collector. The film also stars Vikram Gokhale, Neena Kulkarni, Gauri Nalawade, Priyadarshan Jadhav and Sakhee Gokhale.
Joshi’s performance was hailed for a “brilliant performance [that] made it flow like a river from its rage to tears â.
Godavari also shared the Special Jury Prize Silver Peacock with Brazilian actress Renata Carvalho for her performance in Rodrigo de Oliveira The first fallen. The film has been hailed as a âpassionate and courageous attempt to tell untold stories of suffering and discrimination suffered by sexual minorities in Brazil in the 1980sâ.
The Silver Peacock for Best Actor (Woman) went to Angela Molina for Charlotte, “a captivating performance that arouses sympathy and frustration in equal measure,” the quote notes.
Simon Franco’s film stars Molina, a former student of the Pedro Almodovar films, as an actor pursuing a role in an upcoming production.
Director Mari Alessandrini Zahori, which examines the plight of the indigenous peoples of Patagonia, won the award for best first feature film. According to the members of the jury, “Serious but at times witty and satirical, the director’s debut film pokes fun at religion and colonization and respects organic indigenous peoples in a stylish and visually intelligent way.”
The Spanish language The wealth of the world, the drama of director for the first time Simon Farriol on the war of independence of Chile, received a special mention of the jury in the category Competition of the first feature films.
The Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award had already been awarded to Martin Scorsese and Istvan Szabo at the inaugural ceremony.
Famous Chadian director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun Lingui, The sacred ties won the Gandhi ICFT-UNESCO Medal. Lingui explores patriarchy through the relationship between a mother and her daughter. The film is Chad’s entry into the Best International Feature Film category at the Oscars.
The medial is awarded by the International Council of Cinema, Television and Audiovisual Communication, Paris, and UNESCO. Lingui beat eight other films for the award, including Koozhangal, 21st Tiffin and Niraye Thathakalulla Maram from India.