‘Into the Darkness’ baggage Golden Peacock award

Panaji, January 24

Danish World War II drama “Into the Darkness” won the Golden Peacock award at the closing ceremony of the 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here.

Directed by Anders Refn, the 152-minute film chronicles the complex, emotional turmoil which the people of Denmark had to undergo during the Nazi occupation of the country. The award consists of a cash prize of Rs 40 lakh, to be shared equally between Refn and producer Lene Borglum. The duo, however, were not present.

A total of 224 films were screened at the festival. Japanese historical drama “Wife of a Spy” by Kiyoshi Kurosawa was the closing film at the nine-day gala. — PTI

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