Modern Indian cinema, the pride of IFFK

7 films from directors across the length and breadth of India will be screened from December 6th onwards in the “Indian Cinema Now” Category at the 24th International Film Festival of Kerala. “Indian Cinema Now” showcases a set of films that capture the chaning landscape of modern Indian filmmaking and the stories of those most marginalised or otherwise oppressed by orthodoxy and abuse of power. A total of 186 films will be screened at the festival with 15 films in the International Competition category.

This section boasts directors such as Seema Pahwa (The Funeral), Atanu Ghosh (Without Strings) and Abhishek Shah (Hellaro). The highlights include: Nicholas Kharkongor’s comedy film Axone which satirises societal norms around food and religion; Sameer Vidwan’s Anandi Gopal, a take on the struggles of India’s first woman doctor; Ananth Mahadevan’s Mai Ghat: Crime No 103/2005, which depicts the struggles of a mother to find justice for her son who died in police custody; and Meghalayan filmmaker Pradeep Kurbah’s Market which is shot in the Khasi language.