By Japanese director Masakazu Kaneko Wandering ring, exploring Tokyo’s past during the war, won the coveted Golden Peacock Award at the closing ceremony of the 52nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa on Sunday.
The Wandering ring, which chronicles the story of a worker and aspiring manga artist whose search for bones to complete his artwork reveals wartime memories, won top International Competition distinction as a “beautifully photographed fantasy combination and manga-inspired reality, reflecting a fascination with the echoes of the past that resonate in today’s Japanese society. “
“Although it seeks to bring to life the memories of the wartime, the film is not a war film. rather, it focuses on human relationships and urges us to think beyond the bounds of what is easily understood by us, “the jury noted in the film’s praise.
The Golden Peacock has a cash prize ₹20 lakh for Kaneko and ₹20 lakh for producer Takashi Shiotsuki.
Václav Kadrnka of the Czech Republic wins Silver Peacock for Best Director Saving someone who is dead, while Silver Peacock Best Actor (Male) won by Jitendra Joshi for his performance in Nikhil Mahajan Godavari. Joshi, who is also a co-producer of the Marathi drama, received a cash prize ₹10 λαχ.
Godavari also shared the Silver Peacock for the Commission Special Award with Brazilian actress Renata Carvalho for her performance in Rodrigo de Oliveira’s The First Fallen.
The Silver Peacock for Best Actor (Female) was won by Angela Molina for Charlotte.
By Russian director Roman Vasyanov THE SOCIETY received special mention for the “influential narrative of the complicated and corrupt society of the 1984 USSR”.
Director Mari Alessandrini It will burn, which “shines through religion and colonization and pays homage to the biological indigenous peoples of Patagonia in an elegant and visually intelligent way,” won the Best Feature Film Award for Best Feature Film.
First-time director Simon Farriol’s Spanish film “The Wealth of the World” also received special mention in the Newcomer Competition category.
For the first time, the BRICS Film Festival was held in parallel with the India International Film Festival, which screened a special package of films from the five countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
The closing ceremony of the festival was attended by the Minister of Information and Broadcasting of the Union Anurag Thakur, the Chief Minister of Goa Pramod Sawant and the personalities of Bollywood Hema Malini and the actor Manoj Bajpayee.
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