‘Parasite’ among 63 films to be screened on Day 3

‘Parasite’ among 63 films to be screened on Day 3


The third day of the International Film Festival of Kerala will screen a charming bouquet of 63 films. Among them would be Korean Oscar-entry ’Parasite’, a comic thriller directed by Bong Joon-ho. The film is a portrayal of a poor family’s efforts to make themselves a part of a much richer family.

‘Moothon’ directed by Geetu Mohandas will also be screened on Day 3. As many as 41 films in the World Cinema including, ‘Parasite’ and Shilpa Krishnan Shukla’s ‘Stories @ 8’ will be showcased . Five movies are to be screened in the International Competition section. Four Malayalam movies will make their presence in the Malayalam Cinema Today category, while three films will have their first screening in the Indian Cinema Now category.

‘Digital Captivity’ by Turkish director Emre Kavuk (Nila – 6:30 pm), ‘A Minor Inconvenience’, directed by R K Krishand (Tagore – 11:30 pm) will have their world premiere on the third day of the festival.

Seven films in the World Cinema category, including ‘Koko-Di Koko-Da’  by Johannes Nyholm, ‘Two/ One’ by Juan Cabral, ‘All this Victory’ by Ahmed Ghossein, Michael Idov’s ‘The Humorist, Aviad Givon and Imri Matalon’s ‘Broken Mirrors, and Michael Heneke’s ‘Happy End’, will premiere in India. Yakshi directed by K S Sethumadhavan will have a special screening at 9 PM in the Nila Theatre.


Mai Ghat: Crime No 103/2005  on Dec 8

Mai Ghat: Crime No 103/2005, directed by the National Award-winning filmmaker Anant Mahadevan, will have its first screening at the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) at 3.15 pm at the Kalabhavan theatre.

The film is based on the 13-year-long battle of Prabhavati Amma for justice to his son Udayakumar who was arrested on charges of theft at the Thiruvananthapuram Fort police station on September 27, 2005 and   later reported as  murdered.  Two cops found guilty for the incident were sentenced to death by the Kerala High Court in 2017. The film is an inspiring story of a mother’s struggle for justice .

With Mai Ghat, Udayakumar’s tragic death and Prabhavati Amma’s legal battle are reborn on reel. The movie  is also a warning against those police stations which act as  concentration camps.