The curtains came down on the eight day long International Film Festival of India (IFFI) on Monday with Iranian film “Daughter” helmed by Reza Mirkarimi winning the coveted Golden Peacock Award.
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore conferred this award during the concluding ceremony in the presence of “Bahubali” director SS Rajamouli as the chief guest.
“Daughter” is a story about the girl who exasperated by her father’s authoritarian behaviour, announces she is off to Tehran to say farewell to one of her best friends who is leaving Iran for good and what happens thereafter.
For the IFFI 2016, the international competition section had total 15 movies which were judged by a panel of jury headed by writer and director Ivan Passer.
Special jury award was won by the film from Republic of Korea “The Throne”, directed by Lee Joon-Ik.
The film is about a 18th century king who punishes his own traitor son.
The Best Actor Female award was bagged by Elina Vaska for her Latvian movie “Mellow Mud”, directed by Renars Vimba.
The Best Actor Male award was won by Farhad Aslani for “Daughter”.
The Best Director award was jointly-shared by Baris Kaya and Soner Caner for Turkish film “Rauf”.
“Rauf” is the story of a boy who?finds himself in a big platonic love, in an effort to delight the girl whom he love in a world which loses the colour even in the daylight.
ICFT UNESCO’s Gandhi award for the director was won by Mustafa Kara for his film “Cold of Kalandar” and the special Jury mention award was given to Tiffany Hsuig for the Korean movie “The Apology”.
The Centenary Award for the Best Debut Feature of the director was won by Pepa San Martin for the film “Ra Ra”.