La Llorona best film, Vaclav Marhoul best director at KIFF.
Guatemalan offering “La Llorona” (The Weeping Woman) won the Golden Royal Bengal Tiger award for best film in international competition at the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival here on Friday.
The film, directed and produced by Jayro Bustamante, won the trophy and a cheque of Rs 51 lakh, which were presented by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the closing ceremony of the eight-day film festival.
Czech film maker Vaclav Marhoul was adjudged the best director for his film ”Nabarvene Ptace” (The Painted Bird), getting a prize purse of Rs 21 Lakh besides the Golden Royal Bengal Tiger trophy.
”Shpia e Ages” (Aga”s House), directed by Lendita Zeqira of Kosovo, got the special jury award in the international competition category.
Tigers are being used in many ways. Where in other countries movies gets prizes like a BAFTA, a Golden Globe or an Oscat they give Golden Royal Bengal Tiger Awards in India.
This year La Llorona was awarded as the best film, and got a Golden Royal Bengal Tiger Award.