‘Siddharth’ wins top award at Beijing, Wong Kar-Wai takes the cake

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By indiantelevision.com Team Posted on : 08 May 2014 04:57 pm

NEW DELHI: India-shot Canadian film Siddharth by Richie Mehta has won the top prize at the Tiantan Award ceremony held during the closing of the fourth Beijing International Film Festival.

This is the second feature by Mehta, about a father's search for his son who has gone missing, that has won the ‘Best Feature Film’ at the second edition of the festival's competition section.

The award was presented by jury president John Woo and director Feng Xiaogang.

However, renowned Wong Kar-wai's The Grandmaster won five awards, three for ‘Best Director,’ ‘Best Actress’ (Zhang Ziyi) and ‘Best Cinematography’ (Philippe Le Sourd). This is the tenth time the actress has won for her role as a martial artist seeking revenge for the death of her father.

Adding to France's success at the ceremony, French comedy Attila Marcel picked up two awards: ‘Best Actor’ (Guillaume Gouix) and ‘Best Score.’

Peter Chan's American Dreams in China won ‘Best Screenplay,’ child actor Lee Re won ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for Lee Joon-ik's Hope, Alan Rickman won ‘Best Supporting Actor’ for A Promise and Australia's The Rocket won Best Special Effects.

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