Writer-director Chaitanya Tamhane’s courtroom drama “Court” delivered a hat-trick at the 17th edition of the Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival, winning the top prize in the international competition, the Best Actor award for star Vivek Gomber, and the FIPRESCI award.
The winners were announced during a press conference held by fest director Marcelo Panozzo and the Bafici programming team of Leandro Listorti, Violeta Bava, Javier Porta Fouz, Juan Manuel Domínguez and Fran Gayo, reports hollywoodreporter.com.
“Court”, which premiered at the 71st Venice International Film Festival on September 4 last year, has won more than 18 awards in all, including honours at the Mumbai, Vienna, Antalya, and Singapore film festivals.
Apart from Vivek, “Court”, which won the Best Feature Film award at the 62nd National Film Awards, also stars Vira Sathidar, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Pradeep Joshi, Usha Bane and Shirish Pawar.
The official closing of the 17th Buenos Aires Independent Film Fest took place on April 24 at the Colon Theater, the city’s opera house, followed by the afternoon gala screening of Argentina’s first feature-length film “Amalia” (1914), which was earlier restored by the Buenos Aires Film Museum.