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Porfirio bags Golden Peacock for Best Film at IFFI 2011

Actor Surya presenting the award for the Best Film to director Alejandro Landes and producer Franciso Aliure for the film “Porfirio” at the closing ceremony of the 42nd International Film Festival of India at Panaji on December 3, 2011.
Actor Surya presenting the award for the Best Film to director Alejandro Landes and producer Franciso Aliure for the film “Porfirio” at the closing ceremony of the 42nd International Film Festival of India at Panaji on December 3, 2011.

Columbian film Porfirio directed by Alejandro Landes and produced by Franciso Aljure has bagged the coveted Golden Peacock Award for the Best Film at the 42nd International Film Festival of India 2011, which concluded here today.

The Silver Peacock Award for the Best Director went to Asghar Farhadi for his film Nader and Simin-A Seperation.

Malayalam film Adaminte Makan Abu won the Special Jury Award. The director of the film, Salim Ahamed, received the award which consists of a Silver Peacock, certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 15 lakhs.

Union Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Choudhury Mohan Jatua, Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat and well-known ator Suriya were present on the occasion.

The Best Actor award of Rs. 10 lakh went to the Israeli actor Sasson Gabay for his role in the Restoration while the Best Actress Award was won by Nadezhda Markina of Russia for her role in Elena

The winners were chosen by a five member Competition Jury comprising Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Laurence Kardish, Lee Yong Kwan, Tahmineh Milani and Dan Wolman.

The festival concluded today with the screening of the English film The Lady directed by acclaimed French director Luc Besson, which starred Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis in the lead roles.

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