Newton wins Best Film at Hong Kong Film Festival

Monday 24th of April 2017

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Actor Rajkummar Rao-starrer film ‘Newton'in April 2017 won the right film honour for the 41st Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF).

The film very own world premiere for the 67th Berlin Film Festival where it won the International Federation of Art Cinemas (CICAE) award in their Forum segment.

Directed by Amit Masurkar, Newton can be a political satire. The movie revolves around Newton Kumar, a rookie government clerk, the person sent on election duty to a naxal-controlled town in your conflict-ridden jungles of Chhattisgarh. Faced considering the apathy of security forces along with the looming fear of guerrilla attacks by communist rebels, he tries his best to conduct free and fair voting lumber is often odds stacked against him.

About Hong Kong Film Festival

• The Hong Kong International Film Festival is Asia's oldest international film festival.

• It was subsequently founded in 1976.

• The festival screens over 250 titles from over 55 countries in over 11 major cultural venues down the territory every year.

• From 2017, HKIFF collaborated with Heyi Pictures to generate two feature films a whole year by young Chinese filmmakers that will hold their world premieres at HKIFF.

• The 41st Hong Kong International Film Festival was held from 11 to 25 April 2017.

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