Saturday, April 05, 2008

Bergman and Kielowski walk along Marine Drive in Cochin

By John Cheeran
I'm not a movie junkie, and rarely do I make it to film festivals. After the IFFI Delhi, I'm at another film festival, though a rather low key affair, this time in Cochin, Kerala.
The show has been organised by small band of committed movie buffs and they have grouped themselves as Metro Film Society of Kochi. The festival titled as MIFFK, began on April 4 and runs till April 10 and was inaugurated by Director Sreenivasan and actress Kavya Madhavan.
It has taken this Metro band some effort to put together this festival and the backbone of the festival is a retrospective on Director Ingmar Bergman. Unfortunately Bergman movies are shown at the minuscule cafe@Sridhar at the Sridhar theatre, whereas some documentary trash such as 11th Hour has made it to the prime venue, Sridhar Theatre. The lone Bergman film that is scheduled at Sridhar is The Silence on April 8.
I enjoyed Polish film maker Krzyztoff Kielowski's Camera Buff earlier in the day. The MIFFK offers more Kielowski films such as A Short Film About Killing, A Short Film About Love and No End.
Let there be no end to festivals such as the one organised by Metro Film Society, Cochin.
Thank You guys.


Anonymous said...

My friend, since you seem so concerned about journalists getting it right, I must tell you that the filmmaker's correct name is Krzysztof Kieslowski.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Cheeran, this must make you realise that "to err is human ..." So when you point out the mistakes of others, you must remember that all of us (including you) are not infallible. Live and let live. That way your tormented soul will get some respite.

John Cheeran at Blogged