IFFK 2017: ‘Avalkkoppam’ package has seven films that feature women of substance

  • | Thursday | 7th December, 2017

Women in these films inhabit distinctive socio-cultural and familial contexts and show up a society in the throes of deep transformations. It will be a unique moment of assertion, resilience and celebration as IFFK 2017 opens this year, affirming its solidarity with the women in cinema through a package of seven films titled ‘Avalkkoppam: Male auteurs and Malayalam women’s cinema of the 20th century’. Each film is woven around a woman or women of extraordinary mettle and testifies to the spectrum of femininities explored by a largely male-centred industry. Bold plotThe film caused a stir by its daringly provocative plot line and understated emoting by Jalaja, who once again proved herself an asset to Malayalam cinema. This package is an affirmation of our pride in a certain tradition of filmmaking in Kerala that was compassionate and sensitive towards women of substance, fire, fury and love.

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