Kozhikode: An international film festival organised by Aswini Film Society as part of its golden jubilee celebration in association with Kerala State Chalachitra Academy and Federation of Film Societies of India began on Saturday at Chavara Cultural Centre here.
Renowned filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan inaugurated the five-day festival. Film director Dheedhi Damodaran released the festival book.
"Film societies have still relevance, where people can gather and discuss movies. It also allows watching world classics common people," he said Adoor Gopalakrishnan.
"The government should take initiatives for creating cultural buildings in the city, which helps exhibit more classics."
Showcased for the screening here are 59 films both Indian and foreign at three venues.
The following films will be screened on Sunday
Chavara Cultural Center - The Train Driver's Diary (Milos Radovic), The Net (Kim Ki-Duk), Theeb (Naji Abu Nowar), The Beguiled (Sofia Coppola).
NGO Auditorium - Aadum Koothu (TV Chandran), Alexandra (Alexander Sokurov), Kodiyettam (Adoor Gopalakrishnan), Cairo 678 (Mohamed Diab).
Mananchira Public Library Hall - Nazarin (Luis Bunuel), Eeda (B. Ajithkumar), Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa), Bhuvan Shome (Mrinal Sen).
Mayor Thottathil Raveendran and Chelavoor Venu also participated in the inaugural session....