'Wall' tops Peacock pack


NEW DELHI -- Taiwan's "The Wall," directed by Lin Chih Ju, bagged the Golden Peacock award Monday night as the 38th International Film Festival of India in Goa came to its conclusion.

The film, which also won a cash price of 1 million rupees ($25,000), is based on Taiwan's anti-communist violence of the 1950s.

IFFI was organized by the New Delhi-based Directorate of Film Festivals and the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, in collaboration with the Government of Goa. It opened Nov. 23 with Romanian director Cristian Mungiu's 2007 Cannes Palme d'Or winner "4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days."

Other winners included Bangladesh's "On the Wings of Dreams," which jointly shared the Silver Peacock award with Mexico's "More Than Anything in the World." The best director Silver Peacock went to Thailand's Pongpat Wachirabunjong for "Me Myself."