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‘Newton’ wins Jury Prize for Best Film at the Hong Kong International Film Festival

Hindi film ‘Newton’ has won the Jury Prize for Best Film at the Hong Kong International Film Festival. Earlier, the film had its world premiere at Berlinale and got its first global recognition by winning the Art Cinema award for the Forum section at Berlinale. The film also went to 16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival.

Newton is a political comedy film directed by Amit Masurkar. The story revolves around a clerk on election duty in a conflict-ridden region of Chhattisgarh. The movie was shot in the jungles of Chattisgarh.

Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF)

The Hong Kong International Film Festival was founded in 1976 and is Asia’s oldest international film festival. Every year, it introduces Hong Kong, Chinese, Asian cinema and filmmakers to the world. It screens more than 250 titles from over 55 countries at each edition of the festival.

 

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Iranian film Daughter wins Golden Peacock award at 47 IFFI

Iranian film “Daughter” has won the coveted Golden Peacock award at the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

It has been directed by Reza Mirkarimi. It is a family drama set in southern Iran. It brings out intergenerational conflict between a strict father and a young daughter.

Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore conferred these awards during the concluding ceremony of IFFI held in Goa.

Other Category Awards

  • Special jury award: The Throne (South Korea) directed by Lee Joon-Ik.
  • Best Actor Female award: Elina Vaska (Latvia) for Mellow Mud.
  • Best Actor Male award: Farhad Aslani (Iran) for Daughter.
  • Best Director award: Jointly-shared by Soner Caner and Baris Kaya for Turkish film “Rauf”.
  • ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Medal Prize: Turkish director Mustafa Kara for his film “Cold of Kalandar”.
  • Special Jury mention award: Tiffany Hsuig for the Korean movie “The Apology”.
  • Centenary Award for the Best Debut Feature of the director: Pepa San Martin for the film “Ra Ra”.

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