81 films from 50 different countries including India under the category of world cinema will be screened at the21st International Film Festival of Kerala.
This category includes South Korean film maker Kim Ki Duk’s new film ‘Net’ .The movie revolves around the story of a poor fisherman from North Korea and also the action thriller ‘The Age of Shadows’ directed by Jee-woon Kim and also other award winning movies .
The movie ‘A Death in the Gunj’ which is also the directorial debut of bollywood actress Konkona Sen Sharma’, alongwith Leena Yadav’s ‘Parched’ and Gurvinder Singh’s ‘Chauthi Koot’ constitute the three films by Indian directors in this category .The instances that take place between the guests and ghosts present in a house is the central theme of ‘A Death in the Gunj ‘. ‘Parched’ is produced by bollywood actor & director Ajay Devgan. The movie ‘Chauthi Koot’ revolves around the political Sikh nationalist Khalistan movement.
This category also includes 8 Iranian films. The movie ‘The salesman’ by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi which was selected for the competition category in the Cannes International Film festival ,the Japanese film ‘After the Storm’ by director Kore-eda Hirokazu which gained much audience appreciation during the Cannes International Film Festival, the film ‘Elle’ a psychological thriller by French film maker Paul Verhoeven, ‘Endless Poetry‘ by Chilean film maker Alejandro Jodorowsky, the German film ‘Goodbye Berlin’ by Fatih Akin are also the highlights of this package.
Danish film maker Martin Zandvliet’s ‘Land of mine’ is based on the story of soldiers who were forcefully sent to dig up and disarm landmines in Denmark after the Second World War. The film has been nominated for Best Foreign Film category at the 2017 Oscars.
The other prestigious films to be screened in this category include ‘Its Only The End Of The World’ by Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan ,’the unknown girl’ by Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardeene ,’The Commune by Danish film maker Thomas vinterberg, ’Nawara’ by Egyptian fimmaker Hala Khalil, ’On the milky road’ by Emir Kusturica from Serbia ,‘Train Drivers diary’ by Milos Radovic, ‘Graduation’ by Cristian Mungiu and ’Sieranevada’ by Cristi Puiu.