Wednesday, December 4, 2013

All set for the opening of thE 18th international film festival of india -Amos Gitai’s “Ana Arabia Opening Film and ,Shabana Azmi Chief Guest.

The 18th edition of the IFFK will be inagurated by Oommen Chandy , Chief Minister of Kerala at 6P.M on 6th December evening 6. The ace actor Shabana Azmi will be the  Guest of Honour . Actor Manju Warrier will also  be present. Ana Arabia directed by Israeli director Amos Gitai will be the opening film. The 81 minute film shot in a single take is different from the opening films of the earlier editions of the IFFK.“A young journalist visits a tiny community of Arabs and Jews living relatively harmoniously in Jaffa in Israeli Helmer Amos Gitai’s “Ana Arabia,” a meditative if somewhat contrived drama that’s most notable for being constructed from a single Steadicam-shot take. Partly inspired by the true story of a Holocaust survivor who married a Palestinian man and raised several children with him, the pic lightly touches on history, the challenges of cross-cultural romance and the shifting demographics of the region today without saying anything particularly profound. “Arabia” will find an accommodating homeland on the fest circuit, with possible ultra-niche bookings.”(Variety). “The attempt at impartiality even extends to the film’s formal qualities, as it was shot in a single ,81 minute take(shot in Arri Alexa) that avoids having to cut between different sides.”(Hollywood Reporter)

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