‘Pebbles’ aka ‘Koozhangal’, directed by Vinothraj P.S., has won the Tiger Award for best film, at the 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).
The feature, set in an arid landscape in Tamil Nadu, follows an alcoholic abusive husband who, after his long-suffering wife runs off, sets out with his young son to find her and bring her back.
“The jury was blown away by a seemingly simple and humble film we fell in love with instantly,” the Rotterdam jury said in a statement. “Creating a maximum impact with a minimum in means, the filmmaker reaches his goal with the same conviction and determination as his main characters. The result is a lesson in pure cinema, captivating us with its beauty and humor, in spite of its grim subject.”
It may be noted that Vignesh Shivan, Nayanthar
a’s Rowdy Pictures has acquired the rights of the movie.
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