Monday, December 24, 2007

The Iranian film Buddha collapsed out of shame heralds the beginning...

M.A. Baby , Minister for Education and Culture presided over the inaugural ceremony. Noted Chilean filmmaker Miguel Littin has described cinema as a tool that provides light to the hearts of people. Mr. Littin was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the 12th International Film Festival of Kerala, which witnessed a colourful opening at the Nishagandhi Auditorium. Mr. Littin, who was the chief guest of the function, said cinema has the “power to forge love, friendship and relationships.” Kamal Hassan, Actor , recalled his career as a dance assistance in a Thiruvananthapuram studio. “I started my career here,” he said. Thirteen artistes from the Malayalam film world were honoured on the occasion.The inaugural function was followed by a cultural presentation ‘Rhythm of Kerala’ featuring the folk arts of the State..
A total of 238 films from 58 countries will be screened at the eight-day event, which also includes retrospectives of Spanish film-maker Pedro Almodovar and Czech director Jiri Menzel. Around 7,000 delegates have already registered for the event

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