Nine Indian movies to be screened at IFFK

Nine movies across six Indian languages, aside from Malayalam, will be screened at the 20th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) this December.

Headlining the ‘Competition’ category is Raj Kahini (No Man’s Land), a Bengali film delving into the grim history of the 1947 Partition. Helmed by multiple National Award-winning director Srijit Mukherji, the movie deals with the consequences of the arbitrarily-drawn Radcliffe line on the 11 residents of a brothel through which runs the line that separates West Bengal from the East.

The Violin Player , Bengali director Bauddhayan Mukherji’s Hindi feature debut about a day in the life of a Bollywood session violinist whose artistic expression finds voice in a most unlikely place, is the other film in this category.

This section also boasts a strong field of international and Malayalam movies.

In addition, the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy (KSCA) has finalised a list of seven films that will be showcased in the ‘Indian Cinema Now’ section.

Bodo film

These are: Dau Huduni Methai (Song of the Horned Owl), a Bodo film by Assamese writer-filmmaker Manju Borah; Bengali director Debesh Chatterjee’s Natoker Moto (Like a Play); Kutrame Thandani (Crime is Punishment) — a Tamil film by Manikandan Mathialagan; Bengali movie Cinemawallah by Kaushik Ganguly; Capital I , an Odia feature by Amartya Bhattacharya; Nanu Avanalla Avalu (I am not He... She) by Kannada film-maker B.S. Lingadevaru; and Bengali film-maker Satarupa Sanyal’s Onyo Opalaa (Opalaa... The Journey of a Woman).

The movies were shortlisted by a jury comprising film-makers Mohan and Joseph Mathew; documentary maker M.R. Rajan; screenwriter Deedi Damodaran; and writer-critic Neelan.

IFFK 2015, Kerala’s premier film festival, will run from December 4-11.

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