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Friday, 9 December 2016

IFFK: First of the ‘Migration Films’ to be screened tomorrow

IFFK: 63 films to be displayed tomorrow

The IFFK’s most fascinating edge ‘Migration films’ will start showing from tomorrow. All through history, migration has been an emotional and traumatic voyage of generations. Displacement and subsequent plight are even now a phenomenon globally. In any given canvas of artistic expression migration has so many shades that are of pain and loneliness, desolation and non existence. The need to address migration has finally found its ground in cinema. Here in the first phase of migration films ‘In the Last Days of the City’ by Tamir El Said and ‘Soy Nero’ by Rafi Pitts will be screened tomorrow. Both are realistic in nature and expressive in narration.

The screening of 63 films will take place tomorrow including 3 which are in the ‘International Competition’ category. Five films are being screened for the last time tomorrow, including ‘Ugetsu Monogatari’ by Kenji Mizokuchi and ‘Modigliani of Montparnasse’ by Jacques Becker which will be screened only once, along with the second and final screening of ‘Aloys’ by Tobias Nölle, ‘Tuos’ by Roderick Cabrido and ‘Endorphine’ by André Turpin.

The movie ‘6 Feet’ by Saji Palamel Sreedharan is being screened for the first time in the world. It is a story of desperation of dalits in post-Independence India, where even after seven decades; they are systematically excluded from all realms of life. It is also a road movie of sorts where the young grandson gradually comes to realize the level of marginalization they suffer beneath the progressive veneer of Kerala society, where caste works in umpteen curious ways in everyday life and reveals its fangs in situations where power and rights really matter. It’s screening takes place at 6.15 p.m., Tagore Theatre.

‘Duet’ by Navid Danesh has its first screening in Asia, which takes place at 12.15 p.m., New Theatre Screen 3. The films ‘Epitaph’ by Yulene Olaizola and Ruben Imaz, ‘From Nowhere’ by Matthew Newton, ‘Ogres’ by Léa Fehner’, ‘Morris from America’ by Chad Hartigan, ‘On the Other Side’ by Zrinko Ogresta and ‘Tuos’ by Roderick Cabrido are being screened for the first time in India, out of which ‘Tuos’ had its first screening today. Films being screened under the ‘International Competition’ category include ‘Cold of Kalandar’ by Mustafa Kara, ‘Sink’ by Brett Michael Innes and ‘Clash’ by Mohamed Diab. These movies will be screened in the Tagore Theatre at 11.30 a.m., 2.15 p.m. and 6.15 p.m. respectively.  All of the screenings mentioned above take place tomorrow.

Jiří Menzel’s first feature film ‘Closely Watched Trains’ which is in the category ‘Restored Classics’ also has its screening tomorrow. Restored Classics include films that have been ‘shelved’ for long since its screening was not possible back when it was made and therefore, restored for screening. The film ‘Closely Watched Trains’ is set in the backdrop of World War II. It is a film that deals with human tragedy on several different levels but which, even in doing so, keeps a calm, informal and overall passively humorous character.

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