A Film with a Film: King of Peking evokes mixed reviews
The 22 nd International Film Festival of Kerala got off to a start today, and Tagore Theatre – the main
venue – saw film enthusiasts of all ages queuing up for the opening film here. The first screening at
Tagore Theatre was that of ‘King of Peking’.
The film, a Chinese tale, evoked mixed reviews. ‘King of Peking’ portrays an ethereal father-son
relationship, their passions, and how a projectionist father’s intense like for films, overpowers all the
The film, directed by Sam Voutas, reminded some of the famous flick ‘Cinema Paradiso’, and most of
them termed it an entertainer of the top order. A section of the film lovers, who have flocked to the city
for the festival, made it a point to be seated at the venue much before the film started rolling.