Danish film 'R' nabs grand jury prize
LONDON — Turkish helmer Seren Yce’s “Majority” won the Golden Gateway award for best film and a cash prize of $100,000 at the 12th Mumbai Film Festival, which wrapped Thursday.Thai helmer Anocha Suwichakornpong won the Silver Gateway award for director for “Mundane History.” The award came with a cash prize of $50,000. Danish film “R,” directed by Michael Noer and Tobias Lindholm won the grand jury prize and the Silver Gateway award, with a cash prize of $50,000. Bartu Kucukcaglayan won best actor for “Majority,” while Marie Helene Bellavance won best actress for Sophie Deraspe’s Canadian film “Vital Signs.” Greek film “Black Field,” by helmer Vardis Marinakis, won the jury award for technical excellence, and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Biutiful” won the audience choice award. Oliver Stone and Indian multi-hyphenate Manoj Kumar were given lifetime achievement awards. Jane Campion chaired the all-woman jury.