Taiwan film gets Golden Peacock

The jury praised the film for its “poetic and realistic” portrayal of a sensitive father-daughter relationship. Dai, a well-known actor and director, said winning the award was a realisation of his “karma”. His father who left China at the age of 18 lived in Kolkata for 12 years before moving to Taiwan, their home now.

Indian connection

Dai, who shared the prize money with the producer, said he hoped to revive his “connection with India” by returning here to make a film and “create a new karma”.
The Silver Peacock for best director with the prize money of Rs 15 lakh went to Korean-French director Ounie Lecomte for her ‘A Brand New Life’, a film that deals with a 9-year-old’s abandonment by her father. Georgian director George Ovashvili’s ‘The Other Bank’, which followed a young boy’s mission to find his father behind enemy lines, took the special jury award and the second Silver Peacock of the evening.

Malayalam actor Mammootty was the chief guest at the closing function which was also addressed by Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting S Jagathrakshakan.

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