Kyu-hwan Jeon nabs director prize
MUMBAIIndian helmer Gurvinder Singh’s Punjabi-language “Anhey Ghore Da Daan” (Alms for a Blind Horse) has won the Golden Peacock for best film and a cash prize of Rupees 4 million ($73,700) at the 43rd International Film Festival of India in Goa Friday. The film has received considerable international festival play, including Venice and London. Korean helmer Kyu-hwan Jeon won best director and a cash prize of $27,600 for “The Weight.” Marcin Dorocinski won best actor and $18,500 for Polish film “Roza” (Rose) and Anjali Patil best actress and $18,500 for Sinhalese and Tamil-language film “Oba Nathuwa Oba Ekka” (With You Without You). Lucy Mulloy won the special jury award and $27,600 for Spanish-language film “Una Noche” (One Night) Mira Nair’s “The Reluctant Fundamentalist,” which closed the fest, bagged the centenary award set up to celebrate the 100 years of Indian cinema that comes with an award of $18,500.
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