For the 27th Kerala International Film Festival, Serbia will be the country of honor

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Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 12 (IANS): As the famous International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) comes back with a bang after the Covid pandemic, its 27th edition will be held here from December 9 to 16, and this time Serbia will be the country of the spotlight.

Six Serbian films are scheduled to be screened in this category, including Milos Pusic’s “Working Class Heroes”, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival this year.

Alongside this, Oscar-nominated director Stefan Arsenijevic’s drama “Far As I Can Walk” is a contemporary story of refugees. The film won the top prize at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, 2021.

Srdan Golubovic’s gripping drama ‘Father, Oasis’, again a festival favorite, directed by Ivan Ikic, Hadzi-Aleksandar Djurovic’s ‘Cross in the Desert’ and family drama ‘The Deheading of St John the Baptist’ by Sinisa Cvetic who was in competition at Moscow International Film Festival this year, all feature in the section.

IFFK is hosted by Kerala State Chalachitra Academy on behalf of Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala. Over the years, IFFK has become a treat for moviegoers from far and wide.

The eight-day festival organizes the screening of films in the categories International Competition, Malayalam Cinema Today, Indian Cinema Now, World Cinema, Country Focus, Retrospectives of Great Filmmakers, Contemporary Focus, Tributes and various curated packages. In addition to film screenings, platforms like Open Forum and workshops are also organized for delegates to interact with film fraternities around the world. The annual Aravindan Memorial Lecture is a major event of the festival.

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