IFFB: Day 6 witnesses screening of 6 movies


Bhubaneswar: The 13th Indian Film Festival of Bhubaneswar, held at the Odissi Research Centre, Bhubaneswar, stepped into its 6th day bringing in independent films from all over the country continues with screening of the movies.

The weekend began with screening of two short films, “A Lullaby for Yellow Roses” by Rahul Roye and “Nothing Grows under the Pine Trees” by Sachin Rana.

“A Lullaby for Yellow Roses” is the story of a migrant working-class couple, who, after losing their child to an ill-fated destiny, seek friends in each other. The movie “Nothing Grows under the Pine Trees” is the story of a family beginning to fix a marriage for one of two daughters as one rejoices meanwhile the other suffocates under the weight of a society divided by rigid caste lines.

The day continued with screening of a Tiwa film, “Sikaisal” by Bobby Sharma Baruah. The path to knowledge shown by Maheshwar Patar, becomes a beacon in Ulukunchi, his determination to educate his people makes way to his dream and purpose in life.

It was followed by “Family” by Don Palathara, “Jhilli” by Ishaan Ghose and “Water Station” by Abhishek Majumdar.

The Malayalam film “Family” is a story where religion, custom and abuse collide when a mentor unleashes his evil nature on an unsuspecting village, entrapping the community in a blurred vision of normalcy. It was followed by a post screening discussion with the director and audience by Subrat Beura.

The Bengali film, “Jhilli”, a 93 minute long film, explores the life of a worker in Calcutta’s biggest dumpyard, where the world outside is changing and the dumpyard is getting redeveloped into a recreational park.

“The Water Station” by Abhishek Majumdar is a film adaptation inspired by Japanese playwright Ota Shogo’s childhood experiences of walking long distances with refugees as his family migrated from China to Japan. With no spoken words, the film is crafted through movement and silence.

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