Wednesday, November 08, 2006

International Film Festival of Kerala from Dec 8

The eleventh International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK 2006) would be held here from December 8 to 15.

A total of 143 films from around the world will be screened at the IFFK, K R Mohanan, Chairman of Kerala State Chalachitra Akademi, said in a release here.

Fifteen films from Asia, Africa and Latin American countries have been selected for the prestigious competition section of IFFK, he said.

The films in the competition category included T V Chandran's `Aadum Koothu' (Dance of Life) in Tamil and M P Sukumaran Nair's `Drishtantham' (Vision) in Malayalam.

`The Violin' (Mexico), `Dry Season' (Chad), `Angel's Fall' (Turkey), `Road Under the Skies' (Uzbekistan) and `Full of Empty' (Iran) are among the other movies in the section.

The festival also has a Malayalam cinema section, in which eight films would be screened.

`Maati Maay' (Chitra Palekar), `Dosar' (Rituparno Ghosh), `Naayi Neralu' (Girish Kasaravalli), `Kya Tum Ho' (Anish Ahluwalia), `Shevri' (Gajendra Ahire) and `Vanaja' (Rajesh Domalpalli) are the films in the Indian cinema section.

The festival would be inaugurated by Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan on December 8 with Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi and actress Sharmila Tagore being the chief guests.


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