Friday, November 28, 2014

19th International Film Festival of Kerala( 19th IFFK2014)countdown started.

The countdown for the inauguration of 19th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala( 19th IFFK2014) has already been started. It is scheduled  from December 12th to 19th . 140 movies of eminent directors from all over the world are show cased in different sections.
 This time festival have 10 rich film packages, including the Competition section. The highly anticipated World Cinema category has 61 films from over 37 countries. Of these films, 12 of them were represented by female directors. ‘One on One’, a movie by Kim Ki Duk, well known film maker for Kerala audience will also be screened in the World Cinema category.
Retrospective category features films by Buster Keaton and Miklos Jancso.
Contemporary Master category represents a bunch of internationally renowned movies directed by Danis Tanovic, Naomi Kawase and Hany Abu-Assad.
Fourteen movies are participating in the Competition category for the prestigious Golden Crow Pheasant award. Morocco and Iran represents   two films each and one film each from Bangladesh, Brazil, Japan, Argentina, Mexico and South Korea respectively. Four Indian films are also participating in competition category.
The Indian Cinema section features seven films from Bengali, Hindi, Marathi and Tamil.
Seven selected Malayalam movies are included in  the “Malayalam Cinema Today” section. The films of Buster Keaton and Miklos Jancso, are in the retrospective section.. The restored version of Buster’s movie ‘The General’ released in 1926 and Miklos Jancso’s five films are in this category. Danis Tanovic, Hany Abu-Assad and Naomi Kawase, are in the  contemporary master category. Four films of each of these masters will be screened.
As Turkish film industry celebrating its centenary, Country Focus section has been exclusively dedicated to Turkish film. Eight films of acclaimed Turkish directors are going to be screened in this category. There will be thirteen films in Chinese and French package.
In Jury Film category, Xie Fei’s films ‘Oil maker’s family’, ‘Black snow’ and ‘A girl from Hunan’, ‘Night of Silence’ by Reis Celik, ‘Vaastupursh’ by Sumitra Bhave will also be screened in jury film section.

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