Two Malayalam movies – Vruthakrithiyilulla Chathuram directed by Krushanth RK, and Jallikattu directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery – have been selected for competition section in the 24th edition of Kerala’s renowned International Film Festival of that will commence on December 6.
Two other Hindi movies from India – Aani Maani directed by Faheem Irshad, and Lihaaf: The Quilt - directed by Rahath Kasami – have also been selected for the competition section.
A total of 12 films have been selected in the Malayalam Cinema Today category. This include Pani (directed by Santhosh Mandur), Ishq- Not a Love Story (directed by Anuraj Manohar), Kumbalangi Nights (directed by Madhu C Narayanan), Silencer (directed by Prinanandan TR), Veyilmarangal (Dr Biju) and Virus (Ashiq Abu).
The movies have been picked by a jury with director TV Chandran as chairman, and VK Joseph, Sudhakutty, Babu Thiruvalla and Sudevan as members.
The other films chosen for the section are Raudram (directed by Jayaraj), Oru Njayarazhcha (diected by Symaprasad), And the Oscar Goes to directed by (Salim Ahammed), Uyare (directed by Manu Asokan), Kenchira (directed by Manoj Kana) and Unda (directed by Khalid Rehman).
Seven films have been selected in the Indian Cinema Now category. Marathi movies Anandi Gopal and Mai Ghat: Crime No 103/2005 directed by Sameer Vidwans and Ananth Mahadevan respectively, and Hindi and English bilingual movie Axone directed by Nicholas Kharkongar will be screened in the category.
Pradip Kurbah directorial Market/Iewduh, a Khasi movie; Gujarati film Hellaro directed by Abhishek Singh, Hindi film The Funeral/Ram Prasad Ki Tehrvi by Seema Pahwa, and Bengali film Without Strings /Binisutoy by Atanu Ghosh will also be screened in the Indian Cinema Now category.
These films have been picked by jury chaired by director PT Kunjumohammed. The members of the Jury are MC Rajanarayanan, Pradeep Chokli, Sajitha Madathil and Siddhardh Siva.
The weeklong festival, which is going to be held in Thiruvananthapuram, will conclude on December 12.