Wagner Moura, the Brazilian actor who achieved international fame with his role in the film, ‘Elite Squad’ (2007) and then gained popularity as Pablo Escobar in the first two seasons of the Netflix series ‘Narcos’ (2015–2016) will participate in the 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IIFI), to be held in Goa, next month.
Moura’s acclaimed portrait of the well-known Colombian drug dealer Pablo Escobar, led him to a Golden Globe award nomination in 2016.
Moura will be attending IFFI 2019 as his directorial debut film ‘Marighella’ (2019) is an entry to the Debut Competition Section of the mega film festival.
‘Marighella’, is a biography film about Carlos Marighella, a Marxist Brazilian writer, politician and soldier, who was murdered by the Brazilian dictators in 1969. This film will compete with six others, for the Silver Peacock, a certificate and a cash prize of `10,000,00 to be given to a feature film that reflects a new paradigm in motion pictures, in terms of aesthetic, technique or technological innovation.
The actor-turned-director will be there at the golden
jubilee edition of the film festival to present his film, as also attend an ‘In
Conversation’ session under the title, ‘The Magnificent Artist’. Moura will be
speaking at the session about his journey as an actor and a filmmaker. He will
also interact with budding filmmakers as part of the
A press communiqué maintains, “There are many other big names that are going to be part of the nine-day film festival, but according to the source, things are being kept under wraps.”
“IFFI-Goa is all set to take place from November 20 to November 28, and this year being the 50th edition, plans are to make it bigger and better with the Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar and Chief Minister, Pramod Sawant keenly following each and every development related to the festival,” the press communiqué adds.