‘Into the Darkness’ bags Golden Peacock award in the 51st IFFI

Danish World War II drama “Into the Darkness” won the Golden Peacock award at the closing ceremony of the 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) held in Goa. Directed by Anders Refn, the 152-minute film portrays the story of a Danish Electronics factory owner who is forced to produce for the occupying Nazi forces. The award consists of a cash prize of Rs 40 lakh, to be shared equally between Refn and producer Lene Borglum.

The best of the feature-length fiction films from all over the world are competing for the Golden Peacock and other awards. These comprise the following fifteen delectable line-up of movies which entertained, inspired and moved film-lovers at IFFI. A total of 224 films were screened at the festival. The “Best Director” award was presented to Chen-Nien Ko, who directed the Taiwanese film “Silent Forest”. Tzu-Chuan Liu, who was the lead actor in “Silent Forest” was honoured with the “Best Male Actor” award.

The awards were presented at the closing ceremony of the festival on Sunday. “Best Female Actor” award was won by Polish actor Zofia Stafiej for her performance in the Polish film “I Never Cry”. The “Special Jury” award was presented to the film “February” by Bulgarian filmmaker Kamen Kavlev. The “Best Debut Director” award and a cash prize of Rs 15 lakh was won by Brazilian Director Cassio Pereira Dos Santos for his film “Valentina”. Assamese Filmmaker Kripal Kalita won the “Special Mention” award from the jury for the film “Bridge”.