World War II drama Into the Darkness bags Golden Peacock at 51st IFFI

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Danish World War II drama Into The Darkness gained the Golden Peacock award at the closing ceremony of the 51st version of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) right here.

Directed by Anders Refn, the 152-minute movie chronicles the advanced, emotional turmoil which the folks of Denmark needed to bear, throughout the Nazi occupation of the nation.

The award consists of a money prize of RS 40 lakh, to be shared equally between Refn and producer Lene Borglum. The duo, nevertheless, weren’t current.

The winner was picked by the International Jury, comprising Argentine director Pablo Cesar as Chairman, Prasanna Vithanage (Sri Lanka), Abu Bakr Shawky (Austria), Indian filmmaker Priyadarshan and Rubaiyat Hossain from Bangladesh.

A complete of 224 movies have been screened below completely different sections at the 51st version of the pageant which went “hybrid” attributable to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Japanese historic drama Wife of a Spy by Kiyoshi Kurosawa was the closing movie of the nine-day gala.

The closing ceremony was held at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium.

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