Magazine article Screen International

Porfirio Wins Golden Peacock at IFFI Goa

Magazine article Screen International

Porfirio Wins Golden Peacock at IFFI Goa

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Colombian drama Porfirio, directed by Alejandro Landes, was awarded the Golden Peacock for best film at the close of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) Goa on Saturday night.

Produced by Francisco Aljure, the film tells the true story of man confined to a wheelchair after police shot him in the back. The Golden Peacock award came with a cash prize of $80,000.

The Silver Peacock for best director, which came with a cash prize of $30,000, went to Iran's Asghar Farhadi for Nadir And Simon A Separation. Best actress went to Nadezhda Markina for her role in Russian drama Elena, directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev, while best actor went to Sasson Gabey for Israeli filmmaker Joseph Madmony's Restoration. Both awards came with a cash prize of $20,000.

The special jury prize went to Salim Ahamed's Abu, Son Of Adam, a Malayalam-language drama that was submitted as India's entry to the Academy Awards. Ahamed said he would use the $30,000 prize money for his Oscar promotion.

The jury, headed by Indian filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan, also included US curator Laurence Kardish, Israeli filmmaker Dan Wolman, Iranian director Tahmineh Milani and Lee Yong Kwan, director of the Busan International Film Festival. …

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