Pebbles’, the international name of the Tamil film ‘Koozhangal’, won the Tiger award for the best film at IFFR.
Regional movies of India continue to make the country proud, as Tamil film ‘Koozhangal’, won the Tiger award for the best film at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR). It is the first Tamil film to have won the prestigious Tiger award.
‘Koozhangal’ or ‘Pebbles’ (the international title), directed by PS Vinothraj, is his debut film. After receiving the award, he took to Twitter to express his happiness and wrote, “Our hard work, patience, and the dream finally came true.”
“A lesson in pure cinema”
IIFR tweeted about the victory of Vinothraj’s work that also mentioned the jury comment as “a lesson in pure cinema”.
The jury of the festival was Mosotho screenwriter Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, Syrian filmmaker Orwa Nyrabia, Egyptian visual artist Hala Elkoussy, Dutch screenwriter Helena van der Meulen, and producer Ilse Hughan.
Tamil film ‘Koozhangal’ won the Tiger award for this plot…
The Tamil drama rotates around a father and a son who move out of their house to take back his wife who was thrown out under the influence of alcohol. The film has the background score by Yuvan Shankar Raja.
Vignesh Shivan, who produced the movie along with actor Nayanthara, wrote on Twitter that he can’t be happier. He also mentioned that ‘Koozhangal’ is the first production of ‘Rowdy Pictures’.
The Tiger Award is followed by a Euro 40,000 cash prize which will be shared between the director and producer of the film.