The Young Karl Marx Garners Much Applause

Seven Indian Films Screened on Saturday

‘The Young Karl Marx’, which had earned several honorary awards at various international festivals,
captivated the audience at the 22 nd International Film Festival of Kerala. The film directed by Raoul
Peck was screened in front of 2000 spectators, as part of the World Cinema category.
Italian director Raoul Peck, while narrating the brutalities faced by the working class in Europe during
the Nineteenth Century, travels parallel to portray the poverty and the exploitation of the labourers by
the capitalists. The life saga of Marx between the years 1842 and 1847, ‘The Young Karl Marx’ draws
fairly the family life of Marx and his personal bonding with Friedrich Engels and the birth of the
renowned Communist Manifesto.
Seven Indian films from five categories were showcased on Saturday. Lijo Jose Pellissery’s‘Angamaly
Diaries’, Kundan Shah’s ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’, Dar Gai’s‘Three and a Half’, Salimkumar
Koovaparambil Gangadharan’s‘The Black Jew’, and MostofaSarwarFarooki’s ‘No Bed of Roses’ were
screened. As a tribute to the late legendary filmmakers I.V. Sasi and P Bhaskaran, their
‘Aaroodam’and ‘Kallichellama’ were screened. Overall, 67 films were screened at theatres across the
capital city.