The indie drama, which had its world première at the recently-concluded Rotterdam Film Festival, is being introduced by Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan
Filmmaker PS Vinothraj’s debut function Koozhangal aka Pebbles has gained the distinguished Tiger Award, the highest honour at the recently-concluded fiftieth version of the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2021. Competing in opposition to 16 movies that included Landscapes of Resistance, Looking for Verena, Black Medusa and The Edge of Daybreak to call just a few, Koozhangal finally bagged the highest honour, making it the primary Tamil movie and second Indian movie after Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s S Durga.
Presented by Nayanthara and Vignesh Shivan’s Rowdy Pictures, Koozhangal is concerning the journey of an alcoholic father Ganapathy and his son Velu who’re on their approach to convey again their wife-mother, who has left the house. Through their eyes, we get an unflinching look at life in a drought-hit village in Madurai.
Also Read: The Hindu’s evaluate of Koozhangal
The jury members, of their report, concluded that the movie was a results of “pure cinema”. “In the midst of many admirable and impressive works, the jury was blown away by a seemingly easy and humble movie we fell in love with immediately. Creating a most influence with a minimal in means, the filmmaker reaches his objective with the identical conviction and willpower as his fundamental characters. The result’s a lesson in pure cinema, charming us with its magnificence and humour, regardless of its grim topic.”
I Comete – A Corsican Summer by French filmmaker Pascal Tagnati and Looking for Venera by Norika Sefa from Kosovo gained Special Jury Awards. The Tiger Award features a prize of €40,000, which shall be cut up by the filmmaker and producer, whereas Special Jury Awards has a prize cash of €10,000 every.
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