Colombian 'Porfirio' wins Golden Peacock of IFFI '11

PTI, PANAJI | 03 December 2011 22:00 IST

South Indian Actor Suriya presenting Golden Peacock for the Best Film to Director of Colombian 'Porfirio' Alejandro Landes & Producer Franciso Aliure at 42nd IFFI 2011 in Goa

'Porfirio', a Colombian cinema about an air pirate, walked away with the coveted Golden Peacock at the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here today.

Malayalam film 'Adaminte Makan Abu' took home the special jury award.

Directed by Alejandro Landes, the film 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.

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi won the Silver Peacock for 'Nader and Simin' (A Separation).

The award for the best actor was given to Sasson Gabay for his role in Israeli film 'Restoration', a love triangle.

He was awarded a Silver Peacock and a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh. 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', also country's entry for the Oscars next year, received the special jury award, which include a Silver Peacock and a cash prize of Rs 15 lakh.

The film's director Salim Ahmed said he would use the money to promote his film at the Oscars next year. 

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