Russian filmmaker gets the Golden Peacock
The Golden Peacock this year went to Igor Maslenikov's Letters to Elza. While South Indian star Revathy has bagged the Special Jury award for her film, Mitr, My Friend. She shares it with Egyptian director Magdi Ahmed Ali's film Asrar el Banat (Girls' Secret)india Updated: Oct 10, 2003 17:16 IST
To many this bit must have come as a sheer surprise, but the news is South Indian star of the 80's and 90's Revathy has bagged the Special Jury award for her first directorial debut, Mitr, My Friend. She shares this award with Egyptian director Magdi Ahmed Ali's film Asrar el Banat (Girls' Secret).
Igor Maslenikov's Russian film Letters to Elza was adjudged the best film by an Asian director. Golden Peacock winner Maslenikov gets a cash award worth Rs 5 lakhs. It is story of a woman and her hardships in life after the death of her husband.
The Most Promising Director award went to Iranian director Reza Mir-Karimi for his film, Under the Moonlight.
The five-member jury was headed by celebrated Indian filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta. Other members of the jury were Yves Thoraval of France, Kim Dong Ho of South Korea, Kianoosh Ayyari of Iran and Kalpana Lajmi of India. There were 14 films from 11 countries in competition, including two each from India, Iran and Japan. The other countries represented in the competition were Israel, Kazakhstan, Singapore, Japan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and China.