French film on AIDS wins Best Film Award at IFFI 2017

Posted on:29 Nov 2017 15:10:26
French film on AIDS wins Best Film Award at IFFI 2017
29 November 2017 Current Affairs: Robin Campillo’s French film 120 Beats Per Minute, about a passionate fight against indifference towards AIDS, won the prestigious Golden Peacock award for best film at the controversy-ridden 48th International Film Festival of India. The film’s actor Nahuel Perez Biscayart won the Silver Peacock in the best actor male category.

Malayalam film Take Off, which is loosely based on the evacuation of nurses from Kerala, who were stranded in Iraq’s Tikrit in 2014, won two awards at the festival’s Indian Panorama section winning Silver Peacocks for best direction (Mahesh Narayanan) and best actor female (Parvathy).

Actor Amitabh Bachchan presented the Indian film personality of the year award.

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