Indian filmmaker Kanu Behl directorial “Titli” has bagged the Best First Foreign Film Award conferred by the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics 2016 (FSCC).
The awards were announced on Monday night in Paris.
“This seems to be the biggest of them all. It seems like a big honour and completely unexpected. I am genuinely elated that the film is garnering this sort of acclaim,” Behl told IANS.
The film, co-produced by Dibakar Banerjee Productions Pvt Ltd and Aditya Chopra under the banner of Yash Raj Films, features actors Ranvir Shorey, Amit Sial, Shashank Arora, Lalit Behl and Shivani Raghuvanshi in the lead roles.
FSCC awards four prestigious prizes each year including Best French Film, Best International Film, Best First Foreign Film and Best Short Film.
It also organises the International Critics Week, which is the oldest parallel competitive section of the Cannes International Film Festival. It showcases first and second feature films by directors from all over the world and has showcased directors like Bernardo Bertolucci, Leos Carax, Wong Kar Wai, Jacques Audiard, Gaspar Noe and Alejandro Gonzalex Innaritu.
“Titli” has earlier won at various international film festivals at places like Bordeaux, Hawaii, New York, Turkey and Spain.