NEW DELHI: Kumakiri Kazuyoshi's Japanese film My Man won two major prizes at the 36th Moscow International Film Festival which concluded recently.
The drama, about a relationship between a man and his young adopted daughter, won the Golden George for Best Film and the Silver George Best Actor prize for actor Asano Tadanobu.
The film — co-starring Nikaido Fumi and Fuji Tatsuya — is now being screened on 9 July at the New York Asian Film Festival. It opened in Japan on 14 June through Nikkatsu Corporation.
The Japanese film and South Korea's The Avian Kind were the only Asian films in this year's competition. Tsai Ming-liang's Stray Dogs, Japanese comedy, animated film Giovanni's Island were also screened along with a section devoted to Chinese cinema.
The Jury Prize went to Turkey's Eye Am, and Russia's Veleria Gai Germanika won the Best Director prize for Yes and Yes.
Festival organisers announced that this year's edition was attended by 75,000 people.