Friday, November 21, 2008

Rich presence of Malayalam films and Malayalee directors in 39th IFFI

Twenty six feature films and 20 non-feature have been included in the Indian Panorama section of the 39th International Film Festival of India. Adoor Gopalakrishnan's 'Oru Pennum Randu Aanum' , K.P. Kumaran's 'Aakashagopuram' Jayaraj's 'Gulmohar', M. Mohan's 'Katha Parayumbol', T.V. Chandran's 'Vilapangalkappuram', , M.G. Sasi's 'Adayalangal', and Priyanandanan's 'Pulijanmam' are the Malayalam films selected for the Indian panorama .'Pulijanmam', the winner of best feature film at the 54th National Film Awards, has been given an automatic entry. Malayalee director Priyadarshan's Tamil film 'Kanchivaram' and Kokoborok (Manipuri) film Yarwng directed by Joseph Pulinthanath –another malayalee director- have been selected for this section. 'Kanchivaram' is also included in the competition and Yarwng as the opening film of the Indian Panorama. Two Malayalam documentaries, namely K.R. Manoj's Memories, Movement and a Machine and Jayaraj's Vellapokkathil have also been included in the non-feature film category ,making malayalee directors number to eleven.

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