- 11 Dec 2017
- NIMISHA S
IFFK 2017: A Celebration of Cinemas from all over the world!
The 22 nd International Film Festival of Kerala(IFFK) commenced on 8th December, Friday, with the screening of Ziad Doueiri’s Lebanese film, ‘The Insult’ at Nishagandhi Auditorium at 6 pm.
Renowned actors Madhabi Mukherjee and Prakash Raj graced the inauguration.
Nishagandhi was silent with the warm glow of candles, as everyone stood in solidarity for the victims of Ockhi tragedy. Festival authorities had decided to cut down on festivities and cultural programmes, in solidarity with the bereaved. The first candle was lit by actor Rajisha Vijayan.
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A photography exhibition capturing the history of Malayalam cinema, stepping to its 90’s, is featured at Kanakakkunnu palace as part of the IFFK 2017.
The exhibition organised under the auspices of Kerala State Chalachitra Academy and Film Corporation was inaugurated by actor Madhu. The exhibition is open till December 15.
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IFFK 2017 paid homage to the eminent directors I.V Sasi and K. R Mohanan.
V Sasi’s ‘Aaroodam’, ‘1921’, ‘Aalkkoottathil Thaniye’, ‘Mrugaya’, ‘Itha Ivide Vare’, and K. R Mohanan’s ‘Ashwathama’, ‘Purushartham’, and ‘Swaroopam’ was screened.
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IFFK hosted a workshop on ‘Challenges of Sync Sound Recording’ on 9 th December at Hotel Hycinth. Oscar Award winner Resul Pookutty delivered the keynote address.T.Krishnanunni, multiple National Award winning sound designer, Bishwadeep Chatterjee, National Award winner and Sound Recording Artist of films Devdas, Three Idiots, Lage Raho Munnabhai, and Indian director V.K.Prakash addressed the attendees.
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An open forum on the topic ‘Women in Cinema’ brought new perspectives on the role of women in the 90 year long history of Malayalam Cinema. The panel discussion went on to cover various topics such as the recent incident of an attack on an actress and to the formation of molly wood’s first women’s collective.
The panelists were actress Parvathi and Rima Kallingal, cinematographers Fowzia Fatima and
Maheen, Directors Vidhu Vincent, Geethu Mohandas, and Suma Jose and film critic Deedi
Damodaran. The session was moderated by writer Meena T Pillai.
Women power to the core at 22nd IFFK. The festival would feature the films of as many as 35 women directors under various categories and they all will focus on the subject of ‘Being Woman’. The films to be screened are those that have encapsulated the essence of being a woman, and would narrate tales of varied emotions and intense experiences.
The festive is still on and there are lots more coming!