THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s contributions for the past fifty years in Malayalam cinema will be honoured at IFFK with the screening of his movie ‘Once Again’ (Pinneyum) under ‘Adoor 50 Years.’
The category ‘Malayalam Retro: K S Sethumadhavan’ is designed to screen his movies ‘Adimagal’, ‘The Other Side’ (Maruppakam), ‘Oppol’, ‘Punarjanmam’, and ‘Anubhavangal Paalichakal.’ Another category ‘Malayalam Cinema Today’ will feature the movies ‘6 feet’(Aaradi) directed by Saji Palamel Sreedharan, ‘Godsay’ directed by Sherrey Govindan and Shyju Govind, ‘Ka Bodyscapes’ by Jayan Cherian, ‘Kammatipaadam’ by Rajeev Ravi, ‘Kismath’ by Shanavas Bavakutty, ‘Lives Elsewhere’ (Mohavalayam) by T V Chandran and ‘Mahesh’s Revenge’ (Maheshinte Prathikaram) by Dileesh Pothen. Out of the 11 movies to be screened in the ‘Homages’ section, six are Malayalam movies - ‘Thanichalla Njan’ by Babu Tiruvalla, ‘Aayirathil Oruvan’ by Sibi Malayil, ‘Traffic’ by Rajesh Pillai, ‘Naarayam’ by Sasi Shanker, ‘Perumazhakaalam’ by Kamal and ‘Avaluda Raavukal’ by I V Sasi.
First day highlights
12 films from the World Cinema category will be screened in Kairali, Sree, Nila, Kalabhavan and Tagore theatres on the first day of IFFK. In ‘A Blue Mouthed Face,’ the central character asks her mother to leave for the sake of her and her brother’s happy life.
The 111-minute Korean film directed by Soo Jung Kim will be screened at Kairali at 2 pm. ‘Morris from America’ by Chad Hartigan follows a black teen who moves to Germany with his single father. He must deal with culture shock and his infatuation with a rebellious girl, all the while dreaming of becoming a hip hop star. The film will be screened at Sree at 2.15 pm. ‘Indivisible,’ which will be screened at 10 am at Tagore, is about two conjoined twins and singers who manage to support their entire family on what they earn from their performances.