Monday, November 16, 2009

14th International Film Festival of Kerala -Programmes being finalised

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Kerala State Chalachitra Academy are planning to felicitate Music maestro A.R. Rahman , Oscar winners Resul Pookutty and Gulzar at the inaugural ceremony of the forthcoming IFFK -14th International Film Festival of Kerala from 11 to 18th December.Fourteen films, including two Malayalam films, Sufi Paranja Katha directed by Priyanandanan and Madhyavenal by Madhu Kaithapuram. are selected for the competition section. Do paise ki dhoop, char aane ki baarish by Deepti Naval and Road to Sangam by Amit Rai are the other two Indian films in the competition section.
There are seven films in the Indian Cinema Now section, including the award winning Marathi film Harishchandrachi Factory. Two other Marathi films, Gandh directed by Sachin Kundalkar and Vihir directed by Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni, have also found their place in this section. Bengali films Kaalbela directed by Goutam Ghosh and Maya Bazaar directed by Joydeep Ghosh, Telugu movie Sontha Vooru directed by P. Suneel Kumar Reddy and Hindi film Ek tho chance by Saeed Akhtar Mir are also included .Films from Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe will also be screened at the festival. The country in focus for the current fest will be Cuba.

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