Friday, November 14, 2008

Adoor in The Ljubljana International Film Festival

“One has to view reality from within”-Adoor Gopalakrishnan

The Ljubljana-Lubiana- Film Festival proudly plays host to Adoor Gopalakrishnan, one of the most prominent directors of international renown. Coming from the Indian state of Kerala, the filmmaker has never visited Slovenia before, and will stay in Ljubljana for a whole week to the joy of his fans and lovers of Indian cinema.A retro including all his films ,except the latest one "A Climate for Crime",are being included in this festival.“Luckily I don’t make films each year. Therefore I forget what I did before and when I look through my camera lens once more, everything is new again,” said the auteur at a press conference after the screening of his first film, One’s Own Choice (1972). He made 11 feature films in 37 years: “A retrospective of mine is not hard to organise, as I have not made a lot of movies. Being utterly bored with repetition, I always try to create something completely new.”
His films have a common thread nonetheless – they all address human psychological traumas. “Regardless of our origin and the quality of our clothes, we share many things. Naturally, on screen we see the physical world, yet, truly, I aim at exploring the inner landscapes”, pointed out Gopalakrishnan in the press conference held at the festival venue.

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