Films by Kurosawa, Resnais, and Cox will wow viewers.
World Cinema was the theme of the opening day of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) with three cinemas screening films from this category, prior to the formal inauguration held at Nishagandhi auditorium on Friday evening.
A bouquet of films from France, Egypt, Kyrgyzstan, and Palestine awaits viewers on day two of the festival on Saturday.
Apart from the slew of foreign films, a few from the Indian film repertoire will also be screened, the notable being ‘Chemeen,’ part of the ‘Retrospective: Sathyan’ package at 6 p.m. at Ajantha theatre. ‘Deool,’ a National Film Award-winning production will be on at the same theatre at 3 p.m.
This year’s fete focusses on classic film-makers, including Akira Kurosawa, Alain Resnais, and Paul Cox. Films by all three will be screened on Saturday. ‘Man of Flowers’ by Paul Cox will be screened at 6.15 p.m. at Sree, and ‘Innocence’ at 11.30 a.m. at Sreekumar. ‘Last Year at Marienbad’ by French film-maker ‘Alain Resnais’ will be shown at 9 p.m. at Remya, and ‘Same Old Song’ by the same director will be screened at 6.30 p.m. at Dhanya.
A film deemed to have had a significant influence on George Lucas’ Star Wars series ‘The Hidden Fortress’ by Akira Kurosawa is yet another highlight that delegates can watch out for at New cinema at 9 p.m.
Viewers can also watch films that are part of the special additions this year — ‘Indigenous Filmmaking from Australia’ and ‘Vietnamese Cinema.’
An ‘In Conversation’ will be held with director Rituparno Ghosh at Sree Theatre at 2 p.m. His film ‘Chitrangada’ will be showcased at the same theatre at 11 a.m.
Keywords: IFFK 2012