IFFK to Present 6 Theater Films

Published on: 30 Nov, 2012
Published under: Entertainment, General Kerala News, Kerala TV Updates

28 Nov 2012

International Film Festival of Kerala which is starting from 7 Dec 2012 will presents a special package of six films that blends of two genres associated with entertainment– cinema and theatre.The two films from India are Aravindan’s Kanchana Sita and Jayarajan’s Kaliyattam. The movie Kanchana Sita is adapted from the Uttara Kanda of the poetic epic Ramayana, where Rama sends his wife Sita to the forest for satisfying his subjects. Sita is not shown throughout the movie but her virtual presence is felt in each mood of the forest. The film won National Award for Best Direction.

The film Kaliyattam, Starring Suresh Gopi, Manju Warrier and Biju Menon, is actually an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello. The three films from USA are The film Romeo and Juliet, starring Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey, is also part of the package. Streetcar Named Desire (1951), the Oscar winning film and Equus, is a British-American production.

The lone film from Russia is 140- minute-long Hamlet directed by Grigori Kozinstev, a founder member of the Russian avant-garde artist group “Factory of the Eccentric Actor”.


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