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‘With Others’ Wins at Mumbai Fest

‘With Others’ Wins at Mumbai Fest‘With Others’ Wins at Mumbai Fest

Iranian movie ‘With Others’ (Ba Digaran) was awarded the Silver Gateway of India at the Mumbai Film Festival.

The 16th week-long Mumbai Film Festival came to a close on Tuesday (October 21) evening. While Indian films ‘Court’, ‘Chauranga’ and ‘Killa’ bagged the top honors, ‘With Others’ from Iran, directed by Nasser Zamiri, received the Mumbai Young Critics Jury award.

The movie participated in the main competition section of the festival and was recognized as the best film by young critics jury to receive the Silver Gateway of India.

“The film is simple with substantial narrative and cinematic brilliance and leaves the audience completely satiated,” announced the jury.

Zamiri’s debut film was first premiered in the 38th Montreal World Film Festival which was welcomed by the audience.

The film centers upon infertility and surrogacy as its solution. A barren couple seeks to solve their infertility problem through surrogacy. They find a widow who lives with her uncle and children. Her ex-husband, released from prison shortly after, finds out about his ex-wife’s pregnancy …

 Main Awards

The international competition jury, headed by Peter Webber and comprising members Ritesh Batra, Ron Mann and Ian Birnie, awarded the Golden Gateway of India trophy for the best film in the international competition section to “Court,” directed by Chaitanya Tamhane.

The jury grand prize with the Silver Gateway of India trophy was given to Mexican film “Gueros” directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios.

The jury named Tamhane best director and the film also earned a special jury mention for ensemble cast.

“Chauranga,” directed by Bikas Ranjan Mishra, was adjudged the best film and won the Golden Gateway of India trophy.

“Killa,” directed by Avinash Arun, won the second best film award, the Silver Gateway of India. The ensemble cast of “Killa” received the special jury award.

The Mumbai Film Festival 2014 is a tribute to the never-say-die-spirit of Mumbai and India; and the love of this nation for cinema. It is an ode to joy and hope.