Kerala’s Film Festival & Its Common Man
People stand in queues patiently, rush through narrow entrances, endure the pain of standing for hours, to get a seat.
When the rush for ‘Electra’ broke the glass-walls of Kairali Theatre, the 15th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) stood proof of Kerala’s love for good cinema.
Many had applied for leave, months ago. It is one place where celebrities take the status of common people. You are sure to run into one every now and then. No doubt, it is the common man who is the celebrity here, it is his festival.
Sasidharan Pillai from Pappanamcode has been attending the IFFK for five years now. He says: “In the beginning, there was not much variety of films. But now films from so many different countries and different cultures are portrayed.”