IFFK at 20: Chalachitra Academy finalises list of Malayalam films

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 11: Nine Malayalam movies will be screened at the 20th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) this December.

Ottaal (‘The Trap’), an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s 19th-century classic short story Vanka by Jayaraj R., and Satish Babusenan’s Chaayam Poosiya Veedu (‘The Painted House’) will go up against a strong field of international and regional-language films in the ‘In Competition’ category.

In addition, the Kerala State Chalachitra Academy (KSCA) has finalised a list of seven films that will be showcased in the ‘Malayalam Cinema Today’ section. These are: Ain (‘The Eye’) by Sidharth Siva, Dr. Bijukumar Damodaran’s Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal (‘Birds with Large Wings’), Pathemari by Salim Ahmed, Ozhivudivasathe Kali (‘An Off-Day Game’) by Sanal Kumar Sasidharan, Nirnayakam by V.K. Prakash, Ennu Ninte Moideen (‘Yours, Moideen’) by R.S. Vimal and R. Harikumar’s Kaattum Mazhayum (‘Wind and Rain’).

The movies were shortlisted by a distinguished jury chaired by writer and film critic Malti Sahai. The other jury members were author M.F. Thomas, Chandrasekhar, Sashi Kumar and Sudhish Kamath.

IFFK 2015, Kerala’s premier film festival, will run from December 4 -11.

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