The National award winning Malayalam film ‘Ottal’ has been named the best children’s film at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival and honored with the Crystal Bear award in the ‘Generation KPlus’ section.
The film is about the story of an old fisherman and his grandson directed by Jayaraj Rajasekharan Nair. Jayaraj is known for adapting literary classic into films. He has earlier made films based on Shakespeare’s works such as “Othello” and “Antony and Cleopatra”.
“Ottal” bagged the National Award for best film on Environment Conservation and it set a record at 20th International Film Festival Of Kerala by sweeping all the top awards. It was also screened at the Mumbai Film Festival. This is the third year in a row that Indian films have triumphed in Berlin International Film Festival. Earlier winners were “Killa” 2014 and “Dhanak” 2015.
The members of the Children’s Jury in Generation Kplus were Fabian Behrendt, Mathilda Fastabend, Felix Fuentes-Hare, Julian Leisle, etc. The Berlin International Film Festival brings forward an array of films from every genre. And it also has a special section dedicated to films for young audiences in Generation. The fest was held from February 11-21.
Extra Info :
Location : Berlin, Germany
Founded In : 1951
Award : Golden Bear
So lets discuss some questions related to this article which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. “Ottal” won award in which International Film Festival recently ?
2. Name the director of Malayalam Film ‘Ottal’ ?
3. In which section “Ottal” won award at Berlin International Film Festival ?
Courtesy : PTI News