National Award-winning feature film ‘Lessons in Forgetting’, which narrates silent sufferings of the female kind, was screened here on Sunday.
At a time when parallel filmmakers are struggling hard to get cinema halls, the screening of the widely-acclaimed movie was made possible here due the efforts of the Cochin College Alumni Association.
“The film had its theatrical release in April this year. But we did not get enough screens for the movie. As a result, it did not have that much reach. We just want the audience to watch it for the theme it depicts. I believe that a film will survive the test of time for its content and ‘what it says’,” said Unni Vijayan, who directed ‘Lessons in Forgetting’, which also won the National Award for Best Feature Film in English.
The movie is an adaptation of Anita Nair’s eponymous book and tells the poignant story of a father’s search for truth behind his daughter’s woes. Two of the major issues that the film deals with are gender violence and gender-based sex selection. The United Nation’s Population Fund, which recognises the message that the film gives, is helping in the promotion of this movie. The film was officially selected for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) and was screened there twice.