Thithi wins Best Film Award at first BRICS Film Festival
Filmmaker Jianqi Huo from China won the Best Director Award for Xuan Zang. Russia's Yulia Peresild received the Best Actress Award for The Battle for Sevastopol.
Acclaimed Kannada movie Thithi on 6 September 2016 won the Best Film Award at the first BRICS Film Festival, which concluded in New Delhi.
The BRICS Film Festival was organized as a part of the special events planned in run-up to the BRICS summit to be held in India.
The five-day-long festival screened movies from India, Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa.
China's Chengdu city will host the next edition of the BRICS Film Festival.
• Thithi is a 2016 Kannada-language drama film co-written and directed by Raam Reddy.
• The movie consists of a cast of non-professional actors from villages in the Mandya district of Karnataka.
• The film is a light-hearted story about three generations of men reacting to the death of their 101-year old patriarch.
• The film premiered at the 68th Locarno International Film Festival on 8 August 2015, where it won the Golden Leopard in the Filmmakers of the Present category for Reddy as well as the Swatch First Feature award.
• At the 63rd National Film Awards, the film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada.
Other awards at the festival
• Filmmaker Jianqi Huo from China won the Best Director Award for the movie Xuan Zang.
• Russia's Yulia Peresild received the Best Actress Award for The Battle for Sevastopol.
• Thabo Rametsi of South Africa clinched the Best Actor Award for his role in Kalushi, The story of Solomon Mahlangu.
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