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Danish WWII film wins top prize at Iffi | India News


PANAJI: Denmark’s ‘Into the Darkness’, which portrays the dilemmas of the Danish population in the context of World War II, took home the coveted golden peacock in the 51st international film festival of India (Iffi). Kripal Kalita’s Assamese film ‘Bridge’ about the struggles of villagers living on the other side of a swollen river was the only Indian film to win an award.
‘Bridge’ won the Jury Prize Special Mention for bringing to life the pain of Assamese villages facing hardships due to annual floods. Taiwan’s ‘The Silent Forest’ won two Silver Peacocks at Iffi for Best Director for Chen-Nien Ko and Best Male Actor for Tzu-Chuan Liu.
The film is based on real events involving a child with a hearing impairment. While most award winners accepted their awards virtually, Iffi organizers hailed the festival as a “model for others around the world to follow its hybrid format during the pandemic.” This edition of the festival conquered all the buts and yes, said the Minister of State for the Environment and Forests of the Babul Supriyo Union.
“I am proud to have been able to celebrate the festival despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, GoI, Amit Khare.

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