'The Japanese Wife' wins at Hidden Gems Film Festival
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'The Japanese Wife', directed by Aparna Sen has won the best film award at the Hidden Gems Film Festival in Calgary, Canada.
The film was awarded the stunning 60,000 year old Amolite Trophy which is the official gemstone of the Province of Alberta.
"We knew that the film would do well at the festival, but it was beyond our comprehension that 92 per cent would vote in favor of this film," stated Oney Seal, Chairman Databazaar Media Ventures, distributor of the film in North America.
The Hidden Gems Festival normally has a distinguished jury which selects the movie. This year the audience was asked to vote. Festival Director Niru Bhatia hailed the film as a "love poem on celluloid." "Taj Mahal is known as the love poem in marbles, if you want to see a love poem on celluloid, see Aparna Sen's The Japanese wife," She added.