As many as 192 films will be screened in 16 categories at the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) to be held here from December 7 to 14.

Australian aboriginal cinema, top angle cinema, theatre films, Alfred Hitchcock, and adolescent films are the new additions to the latest edition of the festival. In addition to films from Senegal, Chile, the Philippines, Japan, Turkey, Algeria and Iran, ‘Filmistan’ directed by Nitin Kakkar, ‘Bhumiyude Avakasikal’ by T.V. Chandran, and ‘Shutter’ will vie for the golden pheasant award.

The World Cinema section will feature 78 films directed by veterans and novices.

The film ‘19 days’ based on the democratic upsurge in Egypt directed by nine persons, two films of Kim ki Duk, ‘Midnight’s Children directed by Deepa Mehta, and films of Akira Kurosawa, Bernardo Bertolucci, and such others will be featured in this section.

The top angle section will have films that have won accolades in other festivals and could not be included in this festival.

Eight films figure in the Australian indigenous cinema section.

Four Japanese films figure in the Country Focus section. Theatre films include the cinematic adaptation of dramas.

Five films of jury chairman Paul Cox, Rituparno Ghosh’s ‘Chitrangada,’ and Kaushik Ganguly’s ‘Sound’ are some of the highlights of the festival.

‘Ozhimuri’ (Madhupal), ‘Chayilyam’ (Manoj Kana), ‘Friday’ (Lijin Jose), ‘Ee Adutha Kalathu’ (Arun Kumar Aravind), ‘Aakasathinte Niram’ (Dr. Biju), ‘Indian Rupee’ (Ranjith) and ‘Ithramatram’ (K. Gopinath) will also been shown at the festival.

Australian aboriginal cinema, top angle cinema, and theatre films are among the new additions to the festival.

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