FILCA From Friday
Focus on Polish film director Krzysztof Kieslowski's Dekalog | By Yentha
On Nov 22, 2017


Trivadrum: The 7th FILCA International Film Festival, organized by Film Lovers Cultural Association will be held in the city from this FridayThe 17th edition of the festival will focus on Polish film director Krzysztof Kieslowski's Dekalog, a television drama series based on Ten Commandments.

In addition to Dekalog, 'The Double Life of Veronique' and 'Three Colours: Blue' directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski will be screened at the festival. Spanish film 'The Impossible', directed by J A Bayona and Manipuri film 'Lady of the Lake' directed by Haobam Paban Kumar will be the inaugural films. As many as 43 films in various categories including Indian cinema, Malayalam cinema, World cinema, short film and documentary will be screened at the festival.

Five films will be screened every day followed by a discussion at 6 p.m. Three films directed by women filmmakers will be screened while eleven films in the international category will be screened at the festival.

Under the Indian film category, Kannada, Odiya, Assamese, Manipuri and Rajasthani language films would be screened. Suryakantha, a film in Sanskrit directed by M Surendran, Pinneyum directed by Adoor, Ottayal Paatha directed by Santosh and Satish Babusenan and Kaviyude Osyath directed by Vineeth Anil are included in the Malayalam cinema category. In the short film category, 'Raja Ravi Varma' by Venu Nair will be screened.

Organised in association with Kerala State Chalachitra Academy, Goethe Zentrum and Federation of Films Societies, the week-long festival will be held at the University Students Centre in PMG. Renowned film maker Adoor Gopalakrishnan will inaugurate the festival in a function to be held at 5.30pm on Friday. Director and chairman of Kerala State Chalachitra Academy Kamal, vice-chairperson Bina Paul and president of Theatron Ambi will attend the event.
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