International Film festival Of Kerala 2012

The list of attractive films included in the 17th edition of IFFK 7th to 14th December 2012 Thiruvananthapuram, Capital city of Kerala, India. International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) was one of the chief planks of the Academy. In fact Government had started IFFK in a modest way from 1994 onwards. Under the leadership of Academy it soon emerged as one of the important film events of the world. IFFK has a competition section for films from the Asian, African and Latin American films. The non competition section includes inter alia contemporary world cinema and films of great masters. The marketing section is gathering importance year after year..FOR MORE INFO VISIT www.iffk.in
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1.
The Ring (1927)
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Two boxers compete for the love of a woman. (116 mins.)
 
2.
On the Road (2012)
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Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly. (124 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
 
3.
Mystery (2012)
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Lu Jie is having coffee with her desperate friend Sang Qi, who believes her husband is cheating on her... (98 mins.)
Director: Ye Lou
 
4.
Sister (2012)
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A drama set at a Swiss ski resort and centered on a boy who supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests. (97 mins.)
Director: Ursula Meier
 
5.
Garbage in the Garden of Eden (2012 Documentary)
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Villagers in Turkey's Black Sea village of Camburnu struggle with the government's decision to turn their community into a garbage dump. (85 mins.)
Director: Fatih Akin
 
6.
Beyond the Hills (2012)
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The friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany. (150 mins.)
Director: Cristian Mungiu
 
7.
This Must Be the Place (2011)
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Cheyenne, a retired rock star living off his royalties in Dublin, returns to New York City to find the man responsible for a humiliation suffered by his recently deceased father during W.W.II. (118 mins.)
 
8.
Beautiful 2012 (2012)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Changwei Gu, Ann Hui
 
9.
Four Suns (2012)
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Fogi is enjoying his never ending puberty. But simultaneously Fogi is also trying to live up to his family duties and bring up Véna... (105 mins.)
Director: Bohdan Sláma
 
10.
Mekong Hotel (2012)
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Shifting between fact and fiction in a hotel situated along the Mekong River, a film-maker rehearses a movie expressing the bonds between a vampiric mother and daughter. (61 mins.)
 
11.
36 (2012)
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A young location scout meets the art director of her project in a day they will keep in their memories for a while, each for their own reasons. (68 mins.)
 
12.
Day (2011)
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(78 mins.)
Director: Armel Hostiou
 
13.
La pirogue (2012)
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A group of African men leave Senegal in a pirogue captained by a local fisherman to undertake the treacherous crossing of the Atlantic to Spain where they believe better lives and prospects are waiting for them. (87 mins.)
Director: Moussa Touré
 
14.
Flower Buds (2011)
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Flower Buds tells the story of the gradual breakdown of a family living in a small town. Each character lives according to his or her own ideals... (91 mins.)
 
15.
Laurence Anyways (2012)
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A drama that charts ten years in the relationship of a male-to-female transsexual's relationship with her lover. (168 mins.)
Director: Xavier Dolan
 
16.
Poor Folk (2012)
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Arranged by a smuggling syndicate, A-Hong and his young teen sister along with a group of Burmese youngsters... (105 mins.)
Director: Midi Z
 
17.
The Exam (2011)
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1957, Budapest. A young defense officer's loyalty is tested by his mentor in a highly deceptive spy game. (89 mins.)
Director: Péter Bergendy
 
18.
War Witch (2012)
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Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona, a 14-year-old girl, tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12. (90 mins.)
Director: Kim Nguyen
 
19.
Missing Dad (2011)
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Pilar loses the one thing in life that mattered to her and, from that moment on time stops. The present begins blending with the past... (89 mins.)
Director: Lucia Carreras
 
21.
Indian Rupee (2011)
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The story is about the real estate business happening in Kerala focusing on the city of Calicut. Surendran... (155 mins.)
Director: Renjith
 
22.
Present Tense (2012)
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The story of a young woman who is in search for her lost hopes. Like many in Turkish society, Mina is jobless... (110 mins.)
 
23.
7 Days in Havana (2012)
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A lesbian, an aspiring actor, an aspiring singer, a low-class marriage, a neighborhood community and 2 renowned directors have memorable less-than-24-hour-long experiences while living in/visiting the capital of Cuba. (129 mins.)
 
24.
The French Kissers (2009)
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A coming-of-age tale about an adolescent boy and his efforts to fit in amongst a varied cast of characters. (90 mins.)
Director: Riad Sattouf
 
25.
Rose (2011)
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A harrowing tale of survival centers on Rose, a Masurian woman, whose husband, a German soldier, was killed in the war... (90 mins.)
 
26.
Elles (2011)
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On her latest assignment, a journalist for Elle immerses herself in a prostitution ring run by university students. (99 mins.)
 
27.
After the Battle (2012)
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Mahmoud was part of the armed groups coerced by the Egyptian Government which carried out attacks on... (116 mins.)
 
28.
The Hidden Fortress (1958)
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Lured by gold, two greedy peasants escort a man and woman across enemy lines. However, they do not realize that their companions are actually a princess and her general. (139 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
29.
When I Saw You (2012)
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1967. The world is alive with change: brimming with reawakened energy, new styles, music and an infectious sense of hope... (98 mins.)
Director: Annemarie Jacir
 
30.
Night Across the Street (2012)
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A drama centered on an office worker on the verge of retirement who begins to relive both real and imagined memories. (110 mins.)
Director: Raúl Ruiz
 
31.
Smashed (2012)
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A married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of alcohol gets their relationship put to the test when the wife decides to get sober. (81 mins.)
Director: James Ponsoldt
 
32.
Mystery (2012)
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Lu Jie is having coffee with her desperate friend Sang Qi, who believes her husband is cheating on her... (98 mins.)
Director: Ye Lou
 
33.
Love Like Poison (2010)
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Anna a young teenager comes home from her Catholic boarding school for the holidays and discovers her father has left... (92 mins.)
 
34.
Memory Lane (2012)
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An orphaned war veteran routinely travels between our world and the afterlife in search of his fiancée's killer by stopping and starting his own heart. (70 mins.)
Director: Shawn Holmes
 
35.
Le Havre (2011)
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When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home. (93 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
 
36.
Here I Am (2011)
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'Here I Am' is driven by three generations of Aboriginal women - Karen Lee Burden, her mother Lois and her daughter Rosie... (90 mins.)
Director: Beck Cole
 
37.
Trang noi day gieng (2008)
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(121 mins.)
Director: Vinh Son Nguyen
 
38.
Yojimbo (1961)
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A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town. (110 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
39.
My Tomorrow (2011)
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(88 mins.)
Director: Marina Spada
 
40.
Shameless (2012)
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After returning home, Tadek discovers Anna has had an affair with a married man. (81 mins.)
 
41.
Calm at Sea (2011)
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A teenager joins the resistance in Nazi-occupied France during World War II. (90 mins.)
 
42.
Innocence (2000)
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After more than forty years apart, Andreas and Claire embark on an affair as reckless and intense as when they were young lovers... (94 mins.)
Director: Paul Cox
 
43.
Everybody in Our Family (2012)
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Marius is a divorced man in his late thirties. His five year-old daughter Sofia lives with her mother... (107 mins.)
Director: Radu Jude
 
44.
Where Do We Go Now? (2011)
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A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village. (110 mins.)
Director: Nadine Labaki
 
45.
Man of Flowers (1983)
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An eccentric elderly man tries to enjoy the three things in life that he considers real beauty: collecting art, collecting flowers, and watching pretty women undress. (91 mins.)
Director: Paul Cox
 
46.
To Kill a Beaver (2012)
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A man returns home after a long time. The house is in a bad shape, ruined with graffiti on walls, but it doesn't stop him from staying in... (98 mins.)
 
47.
Bi, Don't Be Afraid (2010)
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In an old house in Hanoi, Bi, a 6-year-old child lives with his parents, his aunt and their cook. His... (91 mins.)
Director: Di Dang Phan
 
48.
Chemmeen (1967)
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"Chemmeen", renowned Malayalam novel by Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai has been translated into more than thirty languages... (140 mins.)
Director: Ramu Kariat
 
49.
Now, Forager (2012)
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Lucien and Regina are foragers - they gather wild mushrooms and sell them to New York restaurants. They live simply, according to the seasons. When Regina seeks more stability, their marriage is put to a test. (93 mins.)
 
50.
Ayynoorum Ayynthum: 500 & 5 (2012)
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A 500 Rupee currency bill. 5 characters. Their trysts with it. (120 mins.)
 
51.
Love (2012)
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Eight people try to end their loneliness by searching for that one person to love, who can make their life complete. (128 mins.)
 
52.
Never Die (2012)
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Chayo returns to her hometown to care for her elderly mother and cope with her death. Surrounded by love and sublime beauty, Chayo has to give up something that as a woman and mother is inalienable. That will be the price of her freedom. (84 mins.)
Director: Enrique Rivero
 
53.
Poongsan (2011)
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A young man crosses over North and South Korea to deliver the pain and longings of separated families. (121 mins.)
Director: Jai-hong Juhn
 
54.
Night Across the Street (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A drama centered on an office worker on the verge of retirement who begins to relive both real and imagined memories. (110 mins.)
Director: Raúl Ruiz
 
55.
The Nightingale of Tibet (2012)
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A chronicle of the heroic life of one of the greatest singers of our times. (75 mins.)
Director: Arvind Iyer
 
56.
Clandestine Childhood (2011)
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Juan lives in clandestinity. Just like his mum, his dad and his adored uncle Beto, outside his home he has another name... (112 mins.)
 
57.
Trang noi day gieng (2008)
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(121 mins.)
Director: Vinh Son Nguyen
 
58.
Holy Motors (2012)
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From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar. (115 mins.)
Director: Leos Carax
 
59.
Chicks (2009)
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A group of students share their joys and sorrows in an apartment on the Paris Rive Gauche. (90 mins.)
 
60.
Sanshiro Sugata (1943)
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Sugata, a young man, struggles to learn the nuance and meaning of judo, and in doing so comes to learn something of the meaning of life. (79 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
61.
Business as Usual (1988)
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After seeing her husband fail in fighting a battle to keep his factory open, a manageress loses her... (89 mins.)
 
62.
The Repentant (2012)
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Thanks to the "civilian agreement" law, an Islamist is pardoned and reinstalled in society. He soon understands law doesn't erase the crimes he committed. (87 mins.)
 
63.
The Tortoise, an Incarnation (2012)
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A low-level civil servant finds himself cast in the role of Ghandi in a television serial because of his physical resemblance to the legendary leader. (125 mins.)
 
64.
Same Old Song (1997)
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Odile is looking for a new, bigger apartment. Her younger sister Camille just completed her doctoral... (120 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
65.
The Delay (2012)
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A middle-aged, single mother of three cares for her eighty year old father, and they are pushed to the breaking point. (84 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo Plá
 
67.
Rânia (2011)
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Rânia is a teenager girl who lives on Santa Teresinha hill in the city of Fortaleza. Her busy days are also occupied by the dream of being a dancer... (85 mins.)
Director: Roberta Marques
 
68.
Kala Pani (1996)
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Govardhan, a doctor by profession, is wrongly accused of bombing a train and is jailed by the British in Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He witnesses sufferings of hundreds of Indian prisoners there. (178 mins.)
Director: Priyadarshan
 
69.
Pieta (2012)
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A loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother. (104 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
70.
Delwende (2005)
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(89 mins.)
 
71.
The Crier (1995)
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(78 mins.)
Director: Glynn Beard
 
72.
Salvation (2007)
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The centuries old battle between the powers of heaven and the forces of hell have collided in a final modern day showdown... (86 mins.)
Director: J.A. Steel
 
73.
Anubhavangal Palichakal (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An amoral, hypocritical worker with Communist leanings learns the consequences of his callousness and redeems himself. (133 mins.)
 
74.
Akashathinte Niram (2012)
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Color of sky is a movie about the relationship of man, nature and life. (117 mins.)
 
75.
When the Tenth Month Comes (1984)
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Duyen faces a daily struggle to care for her young son and her weakened father-in-law, while keeping secret the fact that her husband died in a battle during the war. (95 mins.)
Director: Dang Nhat Minh
 
76.
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
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In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback. (94 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
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78.
Light in Darkness: The Return of Red Light Bandit (2010)
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A political and existential narrative, Luz nas trevas - A volta do bandido da Luz Vermelha continues the story of Luz Vermelha... (83 mins.)
 
79.
Filmistaan (2012)
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In Mumbai, affable Bollywood buff and wanna-be-actor Sunny, who works as an assistant director, fantasizes on becoming a heart-throb star... (117 mins.)
Director: Nitin Kakkar
 
80.
Ee Adutha Kaalath (2012)
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The movie features the lives of six different persons from different strata of the social life of the city, interconnected due to unexpected events beyond their control. (162 mins.)
Director: Arun Kumar
 
81.
The Last Step (2012)
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A dead man tells us about his feelings and his life. (88 mins.)
Director: Ali Mosaffa
 
82.
Florbela (2012)
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A compelling biography of Portuguese poet Florbela Espanca. Tainted by a number of divorces in the 1920's... (119 mins.)