Thiruvananthapuram: The 22nd edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala ( IFFK 2017 ) is all set to open with the French- Lebanese drama movie Insult, which portrays the struggles of the Palestine people. The Ziad Doueiri-directed movie would set in motion the extravaganza that would last a week at the State capital.
This year’s festival, which will focus on Identity and space, will screen 190 films from 65 countries. Films that address refugee crises are featured in the section Uprooted: Films on Identity and Space.
The segment will screen six films, including two Bangladeshi films Live from Dhaka and Radio Dreams directed by Abdullah Mohammad Saad and Babak Jalali respectively. Liar’s Dice directed by Kerala’s own filmmaker Geethu Mohandas will also be screened in the Identity and Space section.
African filmmaker Mahamat Saleh Haroun and Mexican filmmaker Michel Franco will be featured in the Contemporary Filmmaker in Focus section.
The Country Focus section this year will focus on Brazilian cinema, which illustrates the social history and political circumstances of Brazil. With Her (Avalkoppam) section will focus on women-oriented films in Malayalam. Kallichellamma directed by P. Baskaran and Parinayam directed by Hariharan will be the two movies screened in this section.