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IFFI: Russian movie 'Leviathon' wins best film award

IANS 30 Nov 2014, 19:59:42 PM IST

Panaji: Russian movie "Leviathon", directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev, won the best film award, while Marathi film "Ek Hazarachi Note" won two awards at the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) which concluded in Goa Sunday.

The awards for best actor and best actress were tied, while the best director award was presented to Nadav Lapid for his Israeli film "The Kindergarten Teacher".

The best actress award was shared by Cuban actress Alina Rodrigues for her role in the film "Conducta" (Behaviour) and Sarit Larry for her part in Israeli film "The Kindergarten Teacher".

The best actor award was shared by Russian actor Alexel Serbriakov for "Leviathon" and Dulal Sarkar for his role in Bengali film "Chhotoder Chhobi".

Set in rural Maharashtra, Shridhar Sathe's film "Ek Hazarachi Note" won the Special Jury Prize as well as the Centenary award.

The Lifetime Achievement award went to master filmmaker from Hong Kong Wong Kar-wai, whose film "The Grandmaster" was also the festival's closing movie.