Film festival brings world cinema to Pudukottai

The five-day festival presents 23 films from 11 countries as well as panel discussions on cinema and literature

The five-day festival presents 23 films from 11 countries as well as panel discussions on cinema and literature

Moviegoers and those hoping to make their mark in the film world flocked to the five-day international film festival hosted by the Tamil Nadu Progressive Writers and Artists Association (TNPWAA) in Pudukottai this week.

Showcasing 23 films from 11 countries, the event, in its seventh edition, is being held at the West Theater, with organizers reporting sold-out houses for most shows. “Although we were apprehensive about selecting Pudukottai at first, we were surprised to see the interest in foreign films among viewers here. From students to adult audiences, everyone benefits from exposure to world cinema. We could hold other events like this more often in the city,” said Stalin Saravanan, District Secretary, TNPWAA. The Hindu.

Mr Saravanan said the film festival passes (priced at ₹1,000 for the five days) had been completely sold out.

The festival was inaugurated on Friday attended by collector Pudukkottai Kavitha Ramu, writer Adhavan Deetchanya, director Sasi, poet Pudhumai Pithan, actress vice president of TNPWAA Rohini and district chairman Rasi Panneerselvan, among others. . tamil movie, Koozhangaldirected by PS Vinothraj, opened the screening program of the festival.

Films on Saturday included a Marathi film The Disciplebritish film Sorry, we missed you, Gabo‘ (Colombia), The fatherr (France), and Quo Vadis, Aida? (Bosnia).

Director Bramha and writer Udayashankar took part in round tables between film industry professionals and literary personalities held on the sidelines of the festival.

Foreign films on Sunday’s program include Jean-Luc Godard’s 1960 French classic Breathlessukrainian cinema Reflection and Iranian film No harm done directed by Mohamed Rassoulof.

Polish film I never cry and Chinese documentary Swim until the sea turns blue are also part of the festival offerings later in the week.

All World Cinema selections are subtitled in English.

Screenings are scheduled at 9:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The film festival will end on October 18.

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