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Nagesh Kukunoor’s film Dhanak won two awards at 65th Berlin International Film Festival

The 65th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 5 February 2015 to 15 February 2015.

Feb 16, 2015 17:20 IST
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Film Dhanak directed by Nagesh Kukunoor on 14 February 2015 won two awards at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. The 65th annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from 5 February 2015 to 15 February 2015.

The awards won by the film are:

• Special Mention for the Best Feature Film by the Children's Jury for Generation Kplus

• The Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury for the Best Feature-length film for which the film received 7500 euro as prize money

The film has been co-produced by Manish Mundra, Kukunoor and Elahe Hiptoola.

The film featuring Hetal Gada and Krrish Chhabria revolves around an eight-year-old visually challenged boy, whose elder sister promises him that his vision will return before his next birthday. This leads to a journey through Rajasthan.

Apart from this,

Honorary Golden Bear for lifetime achievement: German film director Wim Wenders won the

Best First feature Award: 600 Millas directed by Gabriel Ripstein

Golden Bear for Best Film: The Iranian drama film Taxi directed by Jafar Panahi

Golden Bear for Best Short Film: Hosanna directed by Na Young-kil

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