Iranian, Korean films draw applause at fest

Tribune News Service

Shimla, November 27

'Aparat', a short film by Hasan Najmabadi from Iran; 'The Land of My Father', a documentary film by Matthew Koshmrl from Korea; short film 'Oonch Neech' by Aryaman Prasad from America; and 'Co-Husband', a documentary film by Ganesh Panday from Nepal, were screened on the second day of the 7th International Film Festival of Shimla.

The other films screened included 'Jhat Aayi Basant', a pahadi short film by Pramati Anand, shot in Dharamsala. The film showcases the struggles of two women from different backgrounds and how they cope up with issues in a patriarchal society. 'The Unknown Number', a short film by Mumbai-based film-maker Jatin Chanana on the plight and void in the life of people who have lost their loved ones to Covid, was also showcased.

'Trees in Dreams', a feature film by Keralite film-maker Sohan Lal, and 'A Man and His Shoes', a short film made by the Late Abhishek Sharma, a native from Shimla, also drew good response from the audience.

The festival had an open forum today in which members of the audience interacted with film-makers from various countries and states. Students of various colleges of Shimla and the local viewers were among the audience.

The three-day International Film Festival is being organised at two locations, namely Gaiety Theatre and Model Jail, Kanda. "I am glad that what I started three years ago is continuing. We are perhaps the only country and state where films are simultaneously streamed in a model central jail too. I thank the organisers and the Prison Department for continuing with the tradition," former DGP Somesh Goyal said.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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