The 21st International Film Festival of Kerala, which commences on December 9, will feature 21 Malayalam films made by 18 directors.
|Kaadu Pookkunna Neram (When the Woods Bloom) directed by Dr. Biju|
'Manhole' and 'When The Woods Bloom' (Kaadu Pookkunna Neram) by Vidhu Vincent and Dr Biju respectively will represent Malayalam Cinema in the International Competition Category.
Adoor Gopalakrishnan's contributions for the past fifty years in Malayalam cinema will be honoured at IFFK with the screening of his movie 'Once Again' (Pinneyum) under ‘Adoor 50 Years’.
|Pinneyum directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan|
Director KS Sethumadhavan's outstanding contributions to the Malayalam film industry too will be acknowledged at IFFK. The category 'Malayalam Retro : KS Sethumadhavan' is designed to screen his movies 'Adimagal', 'The Other Side' (Maruppakam), 'Oppol', 'Punnarjanmam', and 'Anubhavangal Paalichakal' .
Another category 'Malayalam Cinema Today' will feature the movies '6 feet’(Aaradi) directed by Saji Palamel Sreedharan, 'Godsay' directed by Sherrey Govindan and Shyju Govind, 'Ka Bodyscapes' by Jayan Cherian, 'Kammatipaadam' by Rajeev Ravi, 'Kismath' by Shanavas Bavakutty, 'Lives Elsewhere' (Mohavalayam) by TV Chandran, 'Mahesh's Revenge' (Maheshinte Prathikaram) by Dileesh Pothen. Out of the 11 movies to be screened in the 'Homages' section, six are Malayalam movies -- 'Thanichalla Njan' by Babu Thiruvalla, 'Aayirathil Oruvan' by Sibi Malayil, 'Traffic' by Rajesh Pillai, 'Naarayam' by Sasi Shanker, 'Perumazhakaalam' by Kamal and 'Avaluda Raavukal' by IV Sasi.