Saturday, May 23, 2015

Neeraj Ghaywan’s Masaan wins two awards in Cannes!

                                                  Neeraj Ghaywan's Masaan 
                                              wins two major awards in Cannes! 

These two prized  awards have come India's way after 16 years ...
 Murali Nair's  "Marana Simhasanam" won the Camera d'Or in 1999

"Masaan's" two awards for one film bestowed the same day
  • Un Certain Regard
    The most promising debut film
     (shared with Ida Panahendeh's "Nahid" (Iran)

     *   FIPRESCI Award for Best Film in Un Certain Regard section.
The FIPRESCI award is highly valued because it is given by eminent film critics chosen from all over the world.  The FIPRESCI award is not restricted to first films – it is given to all the films in the prestigious Un Certain Regard section. 

The FIPRESCI Awards are given in three sections to the Best Film in the International Competition which went to Son of Saul (Hungary) directed by Laslo Nemes; in Un Certain Regard, to Masaan directed by Neeraj Ghaywan (India): and to a first or second film in the Directors’ Fortnight or Critics Week, to Paulina directed by Santiago Mitre (Italy). 

High honours indeed for Neeraj Ghaywan and for India!

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