Iranian Film Won Golden Peacock Award

IAS Prelims 2023

Iranian film Daughter, directed by Reza Mirkarimi, won the Golden Peacock award at the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) at Panaji, Goa.

The film also won the best actor [male] award for Farhad Aslani, who won the Silver Peacock prize and Rs.10 lakh in cash.

The best actor [female] award was bagged by Elina Vasca for her performance in the Latvian film Mellow Mud .

Daughter is a family drama set in southern Iran. It brings out intergenerational conflict between a strict father and a young daughter.

The best director award went to Soner Caner and Baris Kaya, co-directors of the Turkish film Rauf . The award comes with a Silver Peacock statuette and Rs. 15 lakh in prize money.

South Korean director Lee Joon-ik won the special jury award for the film The Throne .The award comes with a special citation, a Silver Peacock and a cash prize of Rs.15 lakh.

The ICFT–Unesco Gandhi medal was awarded to Turkish film Cold of Kalandar , directed by Mustafa Kara for his poetic portrayal of rural life in a remote hilly region of Turkey. The film was chosen for its ethical values and respect for the environment.

Canadian multi-lingual entry The Apology by Toronto-based Tiffany Hsiung received a special mention in the Gandhi Medal competition.

Pepa San Martin’s Spanish film from Argentia\Chile Rare won the Centenary Award for best debut feature film.