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    IFFK 2018 to Screen Golden Lion Winner ‘Roma’

    Thiruvananthapuram: ‘Roma’ widely attributed as one of the best films of 2018 by critics and cinephiles alike will feature at the 23rd International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK). The drama film written, directed, co-produced, and co-edited by Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón, the first director from the country to win the Oscar Award for Best Director, […]

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    Heading for IFFK, All the Way from Bengal

    Thiruvananthapuram: Three films from Kolkata will enthrall cinema  enthusiasts at the 23rd International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK). Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s ‘The Flight’,  ‘Abraham’ by Konarak Mukherjee and Amitabha Chatterjee’s ‘Manohar & I’ are the Bengali films lined up this year at IFFK in the ‘Indian Cinema Now’ package. It is an avowed fact that the […]

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    Saga of a Deluge to Charm IFFK Screen

    Hope would be message writ on IFFK screens this year, as  ‘Vellapokkathil’ will be screened at the 23rd International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK). The film from Malayalam Cinema’s veteran director Jayaraj is based on Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai’s short story of the same title. The film was the recipient of the 2007 National Film Award […]

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    Film Banned in Kenya Finds Screen at IFFK 2018

    ‘Rafiki’, a film banned in its homeland Kenya, will be screened at the 23rd International Film Festival of Kerala under the World Cinema category. The film directed by Wanuri Kahiu, takes on the subject of homosexuality and is the first Kenyan film to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival where it was included under […]

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    More Films are Made about Dons than about Artists: Nandita Das

    Thiruvananthapuram: We don’t celebrate our artists, our writers, our musicians. There are more films about underworld dons than there are about artists, acclaimed actor-director Nandita Das said at the 23rd International Film Festival of Kerala. Nandita Das, the first Indian to be inducted into the International Hall of Fame of the International Women’s Forum in […]

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    Reality is Boring and Predictable: Buddhadeb

    Thiruvananthapuram: Filmmakers in India must be vocal through films against the fascist regime that is spreading globally, opined renowned Indian poet and auteur Buddhadeb Dasgupta. Stating his point of view on “reality” as “boring”, the Bengali film added that “unreality” was not another part of reality. The celebrity movie maker was speaking on the sidelines […]

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    On Digital Domain, Memory isn’t Needed:Resul Pookutty

    Thiruvananthapuram: In the age of modern technology and the digital domain, you don’t need the faculty of memory anymore, in any field, contrary to the oral tradition that memory ise verything, according to Academy Award winner Resul Pookutty. Speaking at the ‘Open Forum’ at the 23rd International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) 2018, Pookutty said: […]

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    Cinemayude Mazhayum Venalum: Book on Lenin Rajendran Released

    Thiruvananthapuram: Ace film maker Adoor Gopalakrishnan launched ‘LeninRajendran : Cinemayude Mazhayum Venalum’, by handing over a copy of the KeralaState Chalachitra Academy publication, to Deepa D Nair, MD, KSFDC, at the NilaTheatre. The book edited by K P Jayakumar, was launched before the first screening under ‘Lenin Rajendran: Chronicler of Our Times’, the IFFK package of […]

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    Indian Language Films Finalised

    Thiruvananthapuram: The 20th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) to be organised this December will see nine movies across six Indian languages, apart from Malayalam, being screened. Prominent in the Competition category would be Raj Kahini (‘No Man’s Land’), a Bengali film delving into the grim history of the 1947 Partition, directed by multiple […]