The signature film for the 25th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), which begins on February 10 is an ode to the saviors during the trying times. The short length video will precede all screenings at the festival.
The film, directed by state award winner Mahesh Narayanan, illustrates four screens in the classical 1:1:33 academy ratio that open from a black mask depicting four venues. It later transforms into four frontline workers. The crow pheasant (mascot of the Kerala Chalachithra Academy) flies into the hall and heads for the screen, spreading light all over. The entire frame revolves to reveal the logo of the 25th International Film Festival of Kerala, a release said.
The film is set to enliven cinephiles, spreading a message of reviving the theatre experience. The signature film has its music composed by Sushin Shyam. The illustration and animation are by Anandapadmanabhan, Sarath Raj, Shyamanth K.S, Neena Anna Johnson, Terrance Dominic, and Manu Sankar. The sound design is handled by Vishnu Govind, the release said.
The decision to organise the International Film festival of Kerala this time was a tough call, but it would certainly usher in hope to many looing to head for the normal.