The epic World War II film Into the Darkness (De forbandede år,) which portrays the story of a Danish electronics factory owner who is forced to produce for the occupying Nazi forces, has won the Golden Peacock Award at 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India.
The film was directed by Anders Refn and gives a gripping dive into the complex emotional turmoil which the people of Denmark had to undergo, during the Nazi occupation of the country.
The Golden Peacock Award consists of a cash prize of Rs. 40 lakhs to be shared equally between Director Anders Refn and Producer Lene Børglum. They have also been presented with a certificate each as well.
The Silver Peacock for the Best Director goes to Taiwanese Director, writer and producer Chen-Nien Ko, for her 2020 Mandarin drama film The Silent Forest.
The Silver Peacock for Best Actor – Male has been awarded to 17-year-old Tzu-Chuan Liu. The Silver Peacock for Best Actor – Female has been awarded to Polish actor Zofia Stafiej, for her role in Piotr Domalewski’s I Never Cry / Jak najdalej stad.
The IFFI 51 Special Jury Award for a film goes to Bulgarian Director Kamin Kalev for his 2020 film February. Kalev received a Silver Peacock, a certificate and cash award of 15 lakh rupees.