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As the Covid-19 draws to a close in Kerala, the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) has returned to its former splendour. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the 26th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) at Thiruvananthapuram on March 18. Many well-known film personalities attended the inaugural event, including Bollywood film director Anurag Kashyap and Malayalam star Bhavana. The inauguration ceremony also included a musical homage to the late legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar. The festival’s opening film was ‘Rehana Mariyam Noor,’ directed by Bangladeshi director Abdullah Mohammad Saad. During the festival, which runs for eight days, 173 films will be exhibited in 15 theatres. International Competition, World Cinema, Indian Cinema Now, Malayalam Cinema Today, Critics Choice — which comprises films that have won FIPRESCI prizes — Homage, and other categories are included in this year’s festival.
Inputs from ANI