Panaji: Lijo Jose Pellissery and Chemban Vinod Jose won the Golden Peacock Awards for ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best Actor’ respectively at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2018 in Goa, making it a proud moment for the Malayalam film industry.

Both were recognised for the film Ee Ma Yau. This is the second time that a Malayalam movie received an award from IFFI.

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Last year, actress Parvathy Thiruvoth was honoured with the Golden Peacock Award for her performance in Take-Off movie.

Ee Ma Yau revolves around the death of an aged man whose devastated son runs helter-skelter to get his dad a decent funeral as he wished. For the same film, Lijo had won the Kerala state award for ‘Best Director’.

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The Ukrainian film, Donbass, directed by Sergi Loznitsa won The Golden Peacock Award for the ‘Best Film’. Anastasia Pustovit was awarded The Golden Peacock Award for the ‘Best Actress’ for her performance in the movie When The Trees Fall. Respeto, a Philippines movie directed by Alberto Monteras received the Best Debut Feature Film of a Director award.