Art and Experience: ‘Kupal’ by Kazem Mollaie won the jury award at the 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival.
‘Kupal’ written and directed by Kazem Mollaie from Iran was screened in the 23rd Kolkata International Film Festival and was awarded the jury prize.
‘Kupal’ was awarded the jury award jointly with another film, ‘Birds are singing in Kigali’ from Poland (nominated for the Golden Hugo at 2017 Chicago International Film Festival and winner at Karlovy Vary International film festival).
‘The swan’ from Iceland (winner at 2017 Toronto and Thessaloniki International film festivals) won the best director award, and ‘Los Perros’ from France (winner of Cannes critics’ week award and the 2017 Munich and San Sebastian international film festivals) was awarded the best film award.
The Kolkata Film Festival which was started in the year 1995, is the oldest Indian film festival. KIFF, along with Goa International Film Festival of India, is among the festivals regulated by FIAPF.
‘Kupal’ will soon be screened at the competition section of other major Indian film festivals such as Delhi International film festival and Jaipur International film festival. KIFF was held on 10 to 17 November in Kolkata, India.
“Kupal” tells the story of a hunter and a taxidermist, Dr. Ahmad Kupal (starring Levon Haftvan) who, on the last day of the year, faces an unexpected challenge.