Kaleidoscope: Wide Array of Fascinating Themes

Five films with a wide array of fascinating themes forms the Kaleidoscope category at the 25th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) that kickstarts on February 10.

Three films from Malayalam, one from Bengali and Kannada is part of the Kaleidoscope

Every year, internationally acclaimed Indian films find their way into the Kaleidoscope category. This year too, the list – though short – isn’t disappointing.  ‘1956, Central Travancore’ (1956, Madhyathiruvithamkoor) by Don Palathara is a major highlight.


Biriyaani’ by Sajin Babu has already won a few major international laurels, including the NETPAC Award for Best Film at the 20th Asiatica Film Festival, Rome, the Kerala State Film Award and the 42nd Moscow Film Festival award for the Best Actress. ‘1956 Madhyathiruvithamkoor’ is a feature length film, shot entirely in monochrome. It was first premiered in the non-competitive category of the Moscow International Film Festival 2020.

‘Vasanthi’ arrives at the IFFK after winning the Award for Best Film at the 2020 Kerala State Film Awards. ‘Mayar Jonjal’ (Debris of Desire) is the Bengali film in the category directed by Indranil Roy Chowdhary. The film had its world premiere at the 23rd Shanghai International film Festival in the Asian New Talent category.


‘Illiralaare Allige Hogalaare’ (Can neither be here nor journey beyond) by Girish Kasaravalli is the Kannada film in the Kaleidoscope category.


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