Penultimate day witnesses rush to catch most-praised movies
Thiruvananthapuram: A day before the conclusion of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), delegates were in a last-minute rush to watch their favourite movies.
Acclaimed for its revolutionary filmmaking technique, 'Victoria' by Sebastian Schipper was marked out as a must-watch for the penultimate day by many delegates who were seen lining up at Nishagandhi to watch the German flick.
The 140-minute work is a testimony to Schipper’s genius in filmmaking; the entire movie was completed in a single shot without any cuts or editing. The film begins with the camera focusing on Victoria, the central character in an underground Berlin club, and follows her on a roller-coaster of a night.
Croatia’s official nominee for the Oscars this year, 'The High Sun' directed by Dalibor Matanic, is an onscreen poem depicting the universal pain of lost love, through three stories set in three consecutive decades. Even though the characters in the stories change with time, the director uses the same actors for all three as a tool to connect the basic story line.
Against the backdrop of a shrinking Gaza Strip and its blood-boiling resistance against Israel, 'Degrade', directed by Arab and Tarzan Abunaseer, visualises a high-tension drama at a beauty salon. The French-Palestine-Qatar collaboration film drew in the crowds at its last screening at Tagore in the last show of the day.