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‘Porfirio’ Wins Golden Peacock At IFFI

‘Porfirio’, a Colombian film about an air pirate, won the prestigious Golden Peacock award at the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI), while Malayalam film ‘Adaminte Makan Abu’ bagged the special jury award.

Directed by Alejandro Landes, ‘Porfirio’ is based on a true story of air pirate Porfirio Ramirez Aldana who made headlines in 2005 for trying to hijack a plane to Bogota.

The film director Landes and producer Francisco Aljure were each awarded a Golden Peacock trophy and a cash prize of Rs 20 lakh. 

‘Nader and Simin’ (a separation) by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi won the Silver Peacock.

Actor Sasson Gabay won the best actor award for his role in Israeli film ‘Restoration’, a love triangle, while Nadezhda Markina was adjudged the best actress for her performance in the Russian film ‘Elena’, about an old couple and their tryst with the life.

The only Indian film in the competition section ‘Adaminte Makan Abu’, received the special jury award, which comprised of a Silver Peacock and a cash prize of Rs 15 lakh.

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