“India’s cultural diversity is at stake”: Pinarayi Vijayan Terming filmmaking and film festivals as forms of resistance against a global rise in fascist and oppressive ideologies,  Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the 24th International Film Festival of Kerala at Nishagandhi Auditorium. The Chief Minister spoke at length about the diversity of people and places in India and how such variety was threatened by ideas of “One Language, One State”. He asserted that filmmaking has a history of being a weapon against authoritarian regimes that stifled diversity and freedom of expression. It was......

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“Oleg” enthralls audience at IFFK   With a week of hectic activity ahead for movie lovers in the state, the first film of the International Film Festival of Kerala ran housefull on the first day itself. Latvian director Juris Kursietis’ “Oleg” was screened along with Pawo Doyning Chorji’s “Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom” and Maryam Touzani’s “Adam”.   Oleg has won the “National Grand Prix” at the Brussels international Film Festival and the “Best Narrative Feature Film Award” at the Valletta Film Festival in Malta. It is a gritty and honest......

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Seven films to be screened in honour of Sarada   The 24th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) will honour two-time National Award winning actress Urvasi Sarada, by screening seven of her most celebrated films in the Retrospective category.   Ace Filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan, director of Swayamavaram, will inaugurate the segment at Sree theatre in the presence of Sarada today (07/12/2019) at 6:15 pm.   Swayamvaram (One’s Own Choice), directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan, will be the opening film in this category. The other six films are Adoor’s ‘Elipathayam’, K.S.Sethumadhavan’s ‘Yakshi’, P.Bhaskaran’s ‘Iruttinte......

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