The World Comes to Angamaly

The three-day International Film Festival of Angamaly, organised by the Chitrasala Film Society, brings the most happening in world cinema

Published: 17th March 2016 04:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th March 2016 04:36 AM   |  A+A-

The World Comes

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Come Friday, and residents of Angamaly will be treated to a slice of the best in international cinema. The International Film Festival of Angamaly, spread over three days, will feature some of the finest films from India as well as around the world.

The event, which has veteran director Kumar Shahani as chief guest, will be inaugurated by actor and MP Innocent at 6.30pm on Friday. Jayaraaj’s ‘Ottaal’ which has been garnering a steady stream of acclaim and awards, will be the inaugural film.

The festival itinerary includes a number of short films made in the state by young filmmakers, among them ‘Hotel’ by Rasheed Parakkal and ‘Ramaniyechiyude Namathil’ by Liju Thomas.

The Indian Cinema section will feature, besides Malayalam films like ‘Crime No 89’ by Sudevan and ‘Oraalpokkam’ by Sanal Kumar Sasidharan, the Marathi film ‘Tapal’ by Laxman Uthekar.

The World Cinema section features a selection of films from countries like Norway, Russia, China, Poland, and Iran. The pick of the lot is Jafar Panahi’s ‘Taxi’, which won the Silver Bear award at the 2015 Berlinale. Gaspar Noe’s controversial erotic film ‘Love’ will also be screened at the festival. Other notable films include the Italian film ‘Mia Madre’ by Italian director Nanni Moretti, ‘Mountains may Depart’ by Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhang-ke and ‘Papusza’ by Polish director Joanna Kos-Kranze.

The three-day festival will conclude on Sunday.


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