Latin American films to be focus of IFFK

Updated: Dec 05, 2010, 13:13 PM IST

Thiruvananthapuram: History of two hundred years of Latin American culture would feature in the films to be screened at the 15th edition of International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) beginning here on December 10.

Beena Paul, artistic director of IFFK told PTI that films from Central Asia, Africa and Latin America would be the highlight of the festival, which had been recognised by the Federation of International Press Association (FIPRESCI).

In the `Forget Africa` section, aimed to screen films exclusively from the continent, 12 films would be shown, she said.

Films from Philipines and Mosambique would also be part of the festival, the director said.

Five films of German director Werner Herzog and the works of Taiwanese director Apichatpony Wersethalkal would also be shown as part of the retrospective section of the festival.

The 35-second signature film of IFFK 2010 has been released here today by Transport Minister Jose Thettayil, who is also a film enthusiast.