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Treat for Godard fans today

Delegates waiting to enter Kairali Theatre the main venue of the 19th IFFK. Photo: S.Mahinsha

Delegates waiting to enter Kairali Theatre the main venue of the 19th IFFK. Photo: S.Mahinsha   | Photo Credit: S.MAHINSHA

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Fans of Jean Luc Godard and the evergreen crowd favourite of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) Kim Ki Duk have something to cheer about on Monday. Their latest works will be screened on a day, which also offers an interesting set of films in the World Cinema and competition sections.

Godard’s Goodbye to language comes here after winning the jury prize at Cannes Film Festival, but many have raised questions on what really to make out of the film. The film will be screened at the Dhanya theatre at 9.15 a.m. There has been less hype around Kim ki-Duk this year as his new film One on one on the murder of a school girl and the hunting of the seven suspects by a terrorist group, has got mixed reviews. It will be screened at the New theatre screen 1 at 6.30 p.m.

Another high profile screening will be the Russian drama film Leviathan directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev which won the best screenplay award at Cannes and is Russia’s entry to the Oscar for the best foreign language film this year. Among the Indian films, P.Seshadri’s Kannada film December 1 deals with the after-effects of the visit of the Chief Minister to a normal household.

Competition

In the competition section, Devashish Makhija’s Oonga tells the story of Adivasi villagers’ fight for survival. Siddharth Siva’s Malayalam film Zahir is about a man who sees the rebirth of his dead lover in a doll. In the World Cinema category, Luigi Acquisto’s Beatriz’s war which won accolades at Goa will be screened.

In addition, there will be repeat screenings of films like Hany Abu Assad’s Omar, Naji Abu Nowar’s Theeb and July Jung’s A girl at my door.

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