IFFI 53: Golden Peacock for Valentina Maurel’s I Have Electric Dreams

A grab from ‘I have Electric Dreams’. Credit- PIB

GOA (INDIA), 29 November 2022: The prestigious Golden Peacock for the Best Film of the festival goes to the Costa Rican film Tengo sueños eléctricos / I HAVE ELECTRIC DREAMS. Directed by Costa Rican filmmaker Valentina Maurel, the film explores 16-year-old girl Eva’s passage into adulthood, a process that is not just about getting older, a process so profound that sometimes it can break people in a certain way.

Meanwhile, Padma Bhushan awardee Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad (Chiranjeevi) was presented with the ‘Indian Film Personality of the Year Award for 2022’. Chiranjeevi extended his gratitude to the Indian Government and the film industry for the support and an experience worth a lifetime after receiving the award.  ‘I bow my head and thank each and every one of you.

Vahid Mobasseri, lead actor of No End, was honoured with the Silver Peacock for Best Actor (Male), for transmitting the complexity of feelings that torment the protagonist. Daniela Marín Navarro, lead Actor in Best Film ‘I Have Electric Dreams’ is honoured with Silver Peacock for Best Actor (Female).

The IFFI 53 Special Jury Award went to When the Waves are Gone by Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz. The film is a story of an investigator in the Philippines, who is at a deep moral crossroads. The film discusses his dark past that haunts him even as he tries to heal from severe anxiety and guilt.

India’s  Minister for Information & Broadcasting and Youth Affairs & Sports Anurag Singh Thakur said IFFI opened up a nuanced world of cinema for audiences across the region, both young and old, new delegates and festival veterans. “IFFI not only entertained but also educated us. IFFI tickled our humour and refined their senses”.

Actor  & producer Chiranjeevi Konidela receives the ‘Indian Film Personality of the Year Award 2022’. Photo- PIB

Indian director, writer and cinematographer Praveen Kandregula received Special Mention by the Jury for his film Cinema Bandi, the story of a poor and struggling auto driver who chances upon a deserted expensive camera, which gets him going on a journey from an auto-driver to a filmmaker.

Iranian film Nargesi by Director Payam Eskandari won the ICFT-UNESCO Gandhi Medal, given for a film that best reflects Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals of peace, tolerance and non-violence.

The film is about a man with Down’s syndrome and the burden and consequences it creates in his life. Compassion and tenderness are the two qualities depicted in this award-winning film.

Prominent film personalities Asha Parekh, Akshay Kumar, Prasenjit Chatterjee, Ayushmann Khurrana, Esha Gupta, Manushi Chillar and Sharman Joshi were felicitated by India’s Union I & B Minister Anurag Singh Thakur, Chief Minister of Goa Pramod Sawant and Minister of State Dr. L Murugan.

 

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Neeraj Nanda

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