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India's 'Court' Rules at Singapore Festival Awards

HONG KONG -- Indian drama "Court" added to its haul of festival prizes by winning the Silver Screen Award for best film at the revived Singapore International Film Festival, which ran Dec. 4-14. The film's first-time feature director, Chaitanya Tamhane, also took home the best director award. The two awards earn him a combined US$11,600 (S$15,000) and a further US$23,200 (S$30,000) of in kind benefits. "This glittering gem dazzles with its simplicity, elegance and breathtaking naturalism. Every facet of this film shines, from the humanity of its screenplay, to the originality of its structure, to the assuredness of its direction," said a jury that was headed by...

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