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The 27th IFFK will present 184 films from nearly 70 countries and prepare to start on December 9

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New Delhi: The upcoming edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) will screen 184 films from around 70 countries in 15 cinemas as it prepares for its opening ceremony on December 9 in Thiruvananthapuram.

According to the festival organizers, the films will be screened in 17 categories including International Competition, World Cinema, Hindi Cinema Now, Malayalam Cinema Today, Retrospective, Rural Focus, Tribute, Silent Films, etc.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr who is on his maiden visit to India.

A legendary film pioneer, Tarr has often highlighted humanitarian issues in his films using a unique cinematic philosophy that has rapidly evolved as a cinematic concept followed by other filmmakers around the world.

IFFK will also pay homage to Tarr with a retrospective of his films, including Werckmeister Harmonies and The Turin Horse.

A comprehensive Malayalam book on the maestro by CS Venkiteswaran will be published on the occasion.

The state government will award the Spirit of Cinema Award to Iranian director and activist Mahnaz Mohammadi.

The Belgian refugee drama “Tori and Lukita” will open the festival in its 27th edition. You will get the premiere in India here. Directed by the Dardenne brothers, the film had its world premiere in the competition section of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival where it was awarded the Cannes 75th Anniversary Prize.

There are 14 films in the International Competition section, including “The Hoopoe” (Iran), “The Interested Citizen” (Israel), “Cordely Yours” (Brazil), “Shopping Shop” (Russian/Slovenian production) and “Shed Cord (Tanzania) and “Klondike” (Ukraine).

Of these surnames, four are from India – ‘Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam’, ‘Ariyippu’ (Malayalam), ‘Ek Jagah Apni’ (Hindi) and ‘Eikhoigi Yum’ (Manipuri).

In today’s Malayalam cinema section, there are 12 movies including ‘Bada’, ’19(1)(a)’, ‘A Thousand and One Lies’, ‘The Great Depression’ and ‘Fight for Freedom’.

The seven films in the Hindi cinema category are now ‘Amar Colony’, ‘Hakawati’, ‘Afyon’ (Hindi), ‘Anwar’ (Asami), ‘Niharika’, ‘Sheesh Bhatta’ (Bengali), and ‘Jaji’ (Punjabi).

Serbia, home to many internationally renowned filmmakers, is the focus country of the current edition and the section presents six emblematic films of contemporary Serbian cinema.

They are “Working Class Heroes”, “As Far as I Can Go”, “Up”, “Oasis”, “Cross in Candy” and “Deheading St. John the Baptist”.

This year, the festival also honored five films from the silent and early language era, including the centenary screening of the highly acclaimed silent horror “Nosferatu” by German director FW Murnau. and French-Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowski.

For the first time in the history of the gala, the works of the masters of world cinema in India will be presented here.

The group includes artists such as “Call of God” and Kim Ki-duk’s swan song, “Four Walls” and festival favorite Bahman Gubadi, “The Broker” by famous Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda and Fatih Akin of Rheingold. .

IFFK will also honor French director Jean-Luc Godard, screenwriters John Paul and TP Rajevan, director GS Panicker, actor Pratap Pothen, cinematographer Babu and producer Atlas Ramachandran.

G. Aravindan’s ‘Thampu’ will be screened in the Classics Repurposed category. There will be a special screening of ‘Swayamvaram’ directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

As part of IFFK, two photo exhibitions will be held at the Tagore Theatre. The exhibitions will feature 100 photographs by renowned photographer Ponnalloor Rajan, curated by Manjid Ratnakaran, and 110 photographs chronicling the career of actor Sathyan on the occasion of his 110th birthday, curated by R Gopalakrishnan.

The cinematic extravaganza will conclude on December 16th.

New Delhi: The upcoming edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) will screen 184 films from around 70 countries in 15 cinemas as it prepares for its opening ceremony on December 9 in Thiruvananthapuram. According to the festival organizers, the films will be screened in 17 categories including International Competition, World Cinema, Hindi Cinema Now, Malayalam Cinema Today, Retrospective, Rural Focus, Tribute, Silent Films, etc. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will have the achievement of a lifetime. Award for Hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr, who is making his first visit to India. A legendary film pioneer, Tarr has often highlighted humanitarian issues in his films using a unique cinematic philosophy that has rapidly evolved as a cinematic concept followed by other filmmakers around the world. IFFK will also pay homage to Tarr with a retrospective of his films, including Werckmeister Harmonies and The Turin Horse. A comprehensive Malayalam book on the maestro by CS Venkiteswaran will be published on the occasion. The state government will award the Spirit of Cinema Award to Iranian director and activist Mahnaz Mohammadi. The Belgian refugee drama “Tori and Lukita” will open the festival in its 27th edition. You will get the premiere in India here. Directed by the Dardenne brothers, the film had its world premiere in the competition section of the 2022 Cannes Film Festival where it was awarded the Cannes 75th Anniversary Prize. There are 14 films in the International Competition section, including “The Hoopoe” (Iran), “The Interested Citizen” (Israel), “Cordely Yours” (Brazil), “Shopping Shop” (Russian/Slovenian production) and “Shed Cord (Tanzania) and “Klondike” (Ukraine). Among these surnames, four are from India – “Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam”, “Ariyippu” (Malayalam), “Ek Jagah Apni” (Hindi) and “Eikhoigi Yum” (Manipuri). In today’s Malayalam cinema section, there are 12 movies including “Bada”, “19(1)(a)”, “A Thousand and One Lies”, “The Great Depression” and “Fight for Freedom”. Indian cinema is now ‘Amar Colony’, ‘Storyteller’, ‘Afyon’ (Hindi), ‘Anwar’ (Asami), ‘Niharika’, ‘Shesh Pata’ (Bengali), ‘Jaji’ (Punjabi).Serbia, home to many From internationally renowned filmmakers, she is the country of focus in the current edition and the department presents six emblematic films of contemporary Serbian cinema. They are “Working Class Heroes”, “As Far as I Can Go”, “Dad”, “Oasis”, “Cross in Candy” and “ Dieding St. John the Baptist”. This year, the festival also honored five Films from the early and silent language era, including the centenary screening of the highly acclaimed silent horror “Nosferatu” by German director FW Murnau. and French-Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowski. For the first time in the history of the gala, the works of the masters of world cinema in India will be presented here. The group includes artists such as “Call of God” and Kim Ki-duk’s swan song, “Four Walls” and festival favorite Bahman Gubadi, “The Broker” by famous Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda and Fatih Akin of Rheingold. . IFFK will also honor French director Jean-Luc Godard, screenwriters John Paul and TP Rajevan, director GS Panicker, actor Pratap Pothen, cinematographer Babu and producer Atlas Ramachandran. G. Aravindan’s ‘Thampu’ will be screened in the Classics Repurposed category. There will be a special screening of ‘Swayamvaram’ directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. As part of IFFK, two photo exhibitions will be held at the Tagore Theatre. The exhibitions will feature 100 photographs by renowned photographer Ponnalloor Rajan, curated by Manjid Ratnakaran, and 110 photographs chronicling the career of actor Sathyan on the occasion of his 110th birthday, curated by R Gopalakrishnan. The cinematic extravaganza will conclude on December 16th.

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