BRICS Film Festival end with Panda Awards ceremony

Source:Global Times Published: 2017/6/28 17:33:40

Chinese actress Zhou Dongyu Photo: IC

Brazilian film Nise, the Heart of Madness won the Panda Award for Best Picture on Tuesday at the BRICS Film Festival in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan Province.

Directed by Roberto Berliner, the film tells the story of a doctor who refuses to treat mental patients using intense electroshock therapy, instead she tries to treat them with art, puppies and love.

The Best Director Award went to Russian director Kim Druzhimin and Andrey Shalopa for their film Panfilov's 28 Men. Chinese actress Zhou Dongyu won Best Actress for her role in Soul Mate and Indian actor Alok Rajwade won Best Actor for his role in Kaasav: Turtle.

Special jury prizes were awarded to Brazilian film The Second Mother and South African film Ayanda and the Mechanic.

An additional special award for contribution to art was awarded to Where Has Time Gone, a film co-directed by directors from the five BRICS countries, for the "inclusiveness and cooperation" it represents.

During the five-day BRICS film festival, agreements concerning film coproduction, talent exchange and training programs were signed among BRICS countries.

The next BRICS Film Festival will be held in South Africa in 2018. 

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