Panaji, 29 Oct 2019: Director Lijo Jose Pellissery won the Silver Peacock Award for Best Director for his film ‘Jallikattu’ at the 50th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which concluded in Goa on Thursday.
The coveted Best Director Award carries a citation and a cash prize of Rs.15 lakh.
This Malayalam film ‘Jallikattu’ is the portrait of a remote village where a buffalo escapes and causes a frenzy of ecstatic violence. In a story that starts as man versus wild, it doesn't take that long before man becomes the wild.
The jury said that they honour the “intricate and complex choreography of this very original and anarchic film”.
Lijo had won the Silver Peacock in 2018 also for his film 'Ee.Ma.Yau'.