CHENGDU, June 27 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian film "Nise: The Heart of Madness", Tuesday won the best picture at the BRICS Film Festival in Chengdu, southwest China's Sichuan Province.
The film, directed by Roberto Berliner, tells the story of female doctor Nise, who refuses to use shock therapy to treat patients with schizophrenia but helps them with drawing, dogs and love.
Ten films from the BRICS countries, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, competed for the Panda Award.
Kim Druzhinin and Andrey Shalopa, who jointly directed Russian film "Panfilov's 28", won the best director.
Alok Suresh Rajwade from Indian film "Turtle: Kaasav" won the best male actor and Zhou Dongyu from Chinese film "July And Ansheng" won the best female actor.
"Where Has Time Gone?", jointly shot by directors from the five countries, debuted at the festival and won the artistic merit award.
The five directors tell the same story from different cultural perspectives and this is a very interesting cooperation, said Marcos Caramuru de Paiva, Brazilian Ambassador to China.
As China's film market grows, there will be more demand for good movies, said Zhang Hongsen, deputy head of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television.
Zhang said in the future, more films from BRICS countries will be introduced to Chinese moviegoers and meanwhile, more Chinese films will meet audience in other BRICS countries.
The 2nd BRICS Film Festival, held between June 23 and 27, is a major cultural event ahead of the annual BRICS summit in the southeastern Chinese coastal city of Xiamen in September.
The next BRICS Film Festival is scheduled to be held in South Africa in 2018.