21st IFFK- Turkish film "Clash" directed by Mohamed Diabwon bagged the Golden Crow Pheasant award for best film and Yesim Ustaoglu the best director for her film "Clair Obscur"
A Meera Sahib
Twenty first edition of international film festival of Kerala(IFFK) concluded this evening at Thiruvananthapuram with the declaration and presentation of awards to the winners including Suvarna Chakoram and Rajatha Chakoram. Chief Minister of Kerala ,Pinarayi Vijayan presented the Suvarna Chakoram award to Turkish film Clash. This film directed 'by Mohamed Diab bagged the Golden Crow Pheasant award for best film. The film, received a cash prize of Rs 15 lakh and a certificate,the Silver Crow Pheasant award for the best director went to Yesim Ustaoglu for her film Clair Obscur. Minister for Cultural Affairs A.K. Balan ,Minister for Power Kadakampally Surendran ,Secretary Cultural Affairs Rani George,Chairperson of the Chalachitra Academy Kamal,Vice Chairperson Bina Paul, Secretary Mahesh Panchu etc participated in the inaugural function and award presentation function. The award winning film ‘Clash ‘was screened. other awardees:
AUDIENCE AWARD : CLASH (Eshtebak)
CLASH (Eshtebak) | Director: Mohamed Diab
FIPRESCI : BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM WAREHOUSED (Almacenados)
FIPRESCI : BEST MALAYALAM FILM MANHOLE
MANHOLE | Director: Vidhu Vincent For the raw reality with which the film sheds light on the persistent inhumanity of manual scavengers in India, despite its being legally banned, in a cinematically eloquent manner.
NETPAC : BEST MALAYALAM FILM : KAMMATIPAADAM
KAMMATIPAADAM| Director: Rajeev Ravi for giving an epic dimension to the issues of friendship, violence and illicit profiteering inherent to gangster films and for masterfully animating genre conventions with social, political urgency.
NETPAC BEST ASIAN FILM : COLD OF KALANDAR
COLD OF KALANDAR | Director: Mustafa Kara for the purity of its cinematic brilliance in bringing out the universality of the struggle between Man and Nature, beauty and danger, love and hope….
RAJATHA CHAKORAM FOR THE BEST DIRECTOR : Yesim Ustaoglu
CLAIR OBSCUR (Tereddüt) | Director: Yesim Ustaoglu For its subtle, but effective cinematic treatment of a global dimension across social classes from the perspective of psychological wounds affecting women.
SUWARNA CHAKORAM FOR THE BEST FILM CLASH (Eshtebak)
CLASH (Eshtebak) | Director: Mohamed Diab The Jury unanimously underlines and applauds the excellent cinematographic work, that so aptly explains the historical shock of his country and sketches a living portrait of all the socio-political currents represented by real, authentic and truly human characters.