Peepli Live narrowly misses Amsterdam Fest award

MUMBAI: The World Cinema Amsterdam Film Festival gave a warm reception to Anusha Rizvi?s Peepli Live. The film narrowly missed winning the Parool Audience Award of 7,500 euros.

Peepli Live that tackles Indian farmers? suicides came third in the audience poll, only next to Asghar Farhadi?s A Separation and Yasemin Samederali?s Almanya.

Alejandro Landes? Porfirio, a Colombia entry, won the World Cinema Amsterdam jury award.

The festival had ?Soul of India? special focus this year. The section had 18 Indian features, short and animation films.

Popular Indian films included Kaushik Mukherjee?s Gandu (the only Indian film in Competition), Rizvi?s Peepli Live, Onir?s I Am and

Kiran Rao?s Dhobi Ghat. The other Indian films included Prashant Bhargava?s Patang (Kite), Aamir Bashir?s Harud (Autumn) and Sidharth

Srinivasan?s Pairon Talle (Soul of Sand).

The World Cinema Amsterdam Film Festival, which showcases independent films from Asia, Latin America and Africa, ran from 10 to 21 August.

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