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S Durga to now be screened in Kerala film festival; whats up with this movie

S Durga to now be screened in Kerala film festival; whats up with this movie

In the eye of a storm due to its typical name ‘S Durga’, a movie directed by Sanalkumar Sasidharan will finally have a screening at the 22nd International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), set to begin on December 8.

Kerala State Chalachitra Academy Chairman Kamal said the film is being screened as a mark of protest against the denial of permission for its screening at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

The filmmaker had earlier withdrawn the film from the ‘Malayalam Cinema Today’ section following its exclusion from the competition section. Mr. Kamal said the filmmaker had agreed to the screening of the film at the IFFK.

S Durga had won the Hivos Tiger award at the Rotterdam Film Festival, the Young Jury award in the 53rd Pesaro Film Festival, special mention from the Official Jury in the 53rd Pesaro Film Festival, Golden Apricot award at the international feature competition category in the Yerevan International Film Festival 2017 and the best international feature narrative award in the Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico.

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