IFFI 2016 - Cannes in Goa

12 Cannes 2016 winning films to be screened at IFFI Goa 2016 which includes, I, Daniel Blake the winner of Palm d'0r.

IFFI 2016 - Cannes in Goa


Cannes 2016 will have its own show case in IFFI Goa this time, 12 of the films that have won at Cannes 2016 will be screened at IFFI Goa under varioud categories . This includes the winner of Cannes Festival’s highest honour, the prestigious Palme d’Or.
Here is a list of the 12 films that you should not miss out on:

1. I, Daniel Blake (UK)

Winner of the Palm d’Or and the Palm Dog Manitarian Award

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Directed by Ken Loach, the film won the Palm d’Or, the top prize awarded at Cannes. It was the second Palm d’Or for Loach who won it for The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006). I, Daniel Blake revolves around the life of a middle aged carpenter and a single mother, who find themselves stuck in similar situations. (Category : Masterstrokes )

2. It’s Only The End Of The World ( Canada)

Winner of the Grand Prix and the Ecumenical Jury Prize


Director Xavier Dolan was just 25 when he stunned the world with Mommy (2014) for which he won the Jury Prize at Cannes. His latest film It’s Only The End Of The World is about Louis, a terminally ill  writer who returns home after a long absence only to bring some unpleasant news to his family. (Category : Masterstrokes )

3.  Graduation (Romania)

Winner of Best Director Award


After he made it big on the world stage with 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (which was the opening film at IFFI in 2007), Romanian film maker Cristian Mungiu has established himself as a director to look forward to. Graduation This film revolves around the life of a doctor and the challenges he has to face as a parent. (Category : Masterstrokes )

4. The Salesman (Iran)

Winner of the Best Actor and Best Screenplay Award

Academy Award winner for A Separation (2011), The Salesman is an Iranian-French film directed and scripted by Asghar Farhadi. The story is a about a couple who play the lead roles in the local version of  Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. The male lead was played by Shahab Hosseini for which he won the Best Actor and Farhadi took the honors for Best Screenplay. The film is Iran’s entry at the Oscars to be held in 2017

5. Ma’ Rosa (Philippines)

Winner of the Best Actress Award


This Filipino film is directed by Brilliante Mendoza who has made award winning films like Summer Heat (2006), Thy Womb (2012). Shot with portable, inexpensive digital equipment on location in Manila’s poorest neighborhoods, the film revolves around the life of Rosa, portrayed by Jacklyn Jose.  (Category : Masterstrokes )

6.  American Honey ( USA)

Winner of the Prix du Jury (Jury Prize)


American Honey is a British-American directed by Andrea Arnold who has films like Red Road(2006) and the much appreciated Fish Tank (2009) The film is about the adventures of a teenage girl who joins a travelling magazine sales crew also stars Shia LaBeouf  . (Category : Cinema of the World)

7. The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki (Finland)

Winner of the Un Certain Regard Award


This Black and White Finnish film, directed by Juho Kuosmanen, is a real life story about a famous Finnish boxer Olli Mäki who was in contention for the 1962 World Featherweight title. (Category : Masterstrokes )

8. The Stopover ( France)

Winner of the Un Certain Regard for Best Screenplay Award


The Stopover is a French film directed by sisters Delphine and Muriel Coulin.The story revolves around two young French soldiers who go to Cyprus on a three day leave. (Category : Cenema of the World )

9.  Wolf and Sheep ( Afghanistan)

Winner of the Art Cinema Award


Wolf and Sheep is directed by Shahrbanoo Sadat. The film is about an anthropologist who observes isolated shepherd communities in Afghanistan where wolves and sheep share equal importance. The film will be a part of the Centenary Award: (Category : Best Debut Feature)

10.  The Neon Demon ( Denmark)

Winner of the Cannes Soundtrack Award


The Neon Demon is a psychological horror film starring  Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, who won the Best Director at Cannes for Drive(2011) (Category : Masterstrokes )

11. The Student (Russia)

Winner of the François Chalais Award


The Student is a Russian film directed by Kirill Serebrennikov. This film is based on a high school student who believes that the world has been lost to evil. Variety called it ” a film that never stops to think; it thinks (and speaks, and shouts) while prodigiously on the move.” (Category :  International Competition)

12. Tramontane (Lebanon)

Winner of the Grand Golden Rail Award


Tramontane is a Lebanese film directed by Vatche Boulghorijan who makes his debut with this feature. The story revolves around Rabih, a young blind man who is in search of his true identity. This film will be a part of the Centenary Award: (Category : Best Debut Feature)

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