Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Dark Room (Otagh-e-Tarik) directed by Rouhollah Hejazi won Suvarna Chakoram for best Film (Rs Fifteen Lakhs)-23rd-IFFK 2018- International Film Festival of Kerala

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The Dark Room, Ee. Maa. Yove, Taking the Horse to eat Jalebis winners of Chakoram Awards.
Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan presented the Chakoram awards to the winners in the presence of Jury Chairman Majid Majidi, other Jury members, Minister for Cultural Affairs, .A.K.Balan and other dignitaries.
Suvarna Chakoram for Best Film (Rs Fifteen Lakhs)
The Dark Room (Otagh-e-Tarik) by Rouhollah Hejazi
Rajata Chakoram for Best Director (Rs Four lakhs)
Lijo Jose Pellissery for Ee. Maa. Yove
Rajata Chakoram for Best Debut Director (Rs Three Lakhs)
Anamika Haksar for Taking the Horse to eat Jalebis (Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Le Ja Riya Hoon)
Special Jury Mention – Film – The Silence (Los Silencios) by Beatriz Seigner
Special Jury Mention – Cinematographer – Saumyanand Sahi for Taking the Horse to eat Jalebis (Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Le Ja Riya Hoon) by Anamika Haksar
K R Mohanan Award for Best Film
Manohar and I (Ami O Manohar) by Amitabha Chatterjee
Special Jury Mention – Bilathikuzhal by Vinu Kolichal
Award for Best Asian film in Competition
Ee. Maa. Yove by Lijo Jose Pellissery
Award for Best Malayalam Film
Sudani from Nigeria by Zakariya
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Thursday, December 6, 2018

23rd International Film Festival of Kerala -IFFK 2008-Chief Minister of Kerala inaugurates and Everybody Knows directed by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi to open.

Image result for pinarayi vijayan in iffkImage result for iffk logo23rd edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala -IFFK 2008- will be inaugurated by Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of Kerala tomorrow, the 7th of December at 6 P.M. Image result for kerala minister ak balanA.K.Balan Minister for Culture will preside over the function, Buddhadeb Dasgupta being the Chief Guest and Nandita Das, the guest of honour. Kadakampally Surendran will release the festival handbook by handing over a copy to V.K.Prassanth, the Mayor of Thiruvananthapuram Corporation. The daily bulletin of the fest will be released by K.Muraleedharan M.L.A.   Lifetime achievement award will be presented to Iranian filmmaker and Jury Chairman of the current edition of the festival,  Majid Majidi,  Spanish film  Everybody Knows directed by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi will be the opening film.Image result for majid majidi

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23rd International Film Festival of Kerala -IFFK 2018- IFFK celebrates INGMAR BERGMAN centenary year with a special section of his six films.

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 Most renowned Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman at 100. The master  craftsman who revolutionised cinema  and brought new levels of psychological realism  to moving images but his work too often lazily dismissed as depressing and overloaded with symbolism

"Ingmar Bergman’s place at the heart of the world cinema canon is assured and yet he is often regarded as more of a duty than a pleasure. His films are as full of joy and lust for life as they are with probing psychological fragility and agonising over the meaning of existence"-joe sommerlad


Autumn Sonata / Høstsonaten
Director  Ingmar Bergman / Sweden, West Germany/1978/Colour/99’/Swedish, Norwegian, English
Cries & Whispers / Viskningar och rop
Director : Ingmar Bergman / Sweden/1972/Colour/91’/Swedish
Fanny & Alexander / Fanny och Alexander
Director Ingmar Bergman  / Sweden, West Germany, France/1982/Colour/188’/Swedish, German
Director: Ingmar Bergman / Sweden/1966/Black and White/84’/Swedish
Scenes from a Marraige / Scener fra et ekteskap
Director  Ingmar Bergman / Sweden/1973/Colour/281’/Swedish
Searching for Ingmar Bergman / Ingmar Bergman – Vermächtnis eines Jahrhundertgenies
Director: Margarethe von Trotta / Germany, France/2018/Colour/99’/German, Swedish, English, French
Smiles of a Summer Night / Sommarnattens leende
Director : Ingmar Bergman  / Sweden/1955/Black and White/108’/Swedish
Summer Interlude / Sommarlek
Director Ingmar Bergman / Sweden/1951/Black and White/96’/Swedish
Summer with Monika / Sommaren med MonikaDirector Ingmar Bergman/ Sweden/1953/Black and White/96’/S

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

23rd International Film Festival of Kerala -IFFK 2018-Donbass directed by Sergei Loznitsa in world cinema section.

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Sergei Loznitsa’s  ghastly new social-realist portmanteau film about the civil war in eastern Ukraine."In the eastern region of Donbass, a hybrid war blends open armed conflict, crimes and looting perpetrated by separatist gangs. In Donbas, war is called peace, propaganda is erected in truth and hate claims to be love. A journey through the Donbass is a series of crazy adventures in which the grotesque and the tragic mingle like life and death. This is not a tale about a region, a country or a political system but about a world lost in the after-truth and false identities. This concerns each of us."

"Another cri de coeur by Sergei Lonznitsa, set in the eastern region of Ukraine, reveals the degradation of civil society in the post-truth era "- Variety

Image result for donbass filmThis film won the best director prize in Un Certain Regards -Cannes Film Festival and Suvarna Mayooram-the golden peacock award for the best film- in recently concluded 49th IFFI 2018.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

23rd International Film Festival of Kerala-IFFK 2018 -My Choice

Yomeddine film എന്നതിനുള്ള ചിത്രംnight accident film എന്നതിനുള്ള ചിത്രം
the heiresses movie എന്നതിനുള്ള ചിത്രം aga film എന്നതിനുള്ള ചിത്രംat war film 2018 എന്നതിനുള്ള ചിത്രം
EN GUERRE FILM എന്നതിനുള്ള ചിത്രം

iffk logo എന്നതിനുള്ള ചിത്രംYou can watch a maximum of  20-25 films. May select after referring to the festival book/or handbook /net. There are many good films in this fest programme basket.
El Angel
Night Accident
Tale of the sea
The Bed
The Graveless
The Red Phallus
The Silence
3 faces
A Family tour
A tramway in Jerusalem
Ash is the purest white
At war
Cold War
Human,Space,Time and Human(Kim Ki –duk-not as expected)
Paris Square
Sulaiman Mountain
The Day I lost my shadow
The Heiresses
The house that Jack built (select if you can view a horror film by veteran Lars von Trier)
The image book (film by Godard  but optional-viewers having full knowledge of Godard and his films can see-for others it may not be interesting)
The interpreter
The Third Wife
The wild Pear Tree
Woman at War