Lijo Jose Pellissery wins big at International Film Festival of Kerala 2018

Lijo Jose Pellissery wins big at International Film Festival of Kerala 2018

Iranian film The Dark Room, by Rouhollah Hejazi, won the Golden Crow Pheasant award for Best International Film, while Lijo Jose Pellissery took home the Silver Pheasant for his film, Ee. Maa. Yau, at the closing ceremony of the 23rd International Film Festival of Kerala in Trivandrum. The awards were distributed by chief minister, Pinarayi…

Salim Khan, films Ea.Ma.Yau, Donbass honoured at the closing ceremony

Salim Khan, films Ea.Ma.Yau, Donbass honoured at the closing ceremony

The closing ceremony of the 49th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) was a more staid affair as the festival’s big honours were finally handed out. The event had reduced ‘star’ power than the opening when filmmaker Karan Johar, actor Akshay Kumar and singer Arijit Singh stopped by. The hosts for the closing…

Lijo Jose Pellisery at IFFI 2018

Lijo Jose Pellisery at IFFI 2018

Malayalam filmmaker Lijo Jose Pellisery has said that cinema should not be categorised into regional or national. “Let’s not categorise it [cinema] into commercial and parallel. Let’s categorise it into good cinema and bad cinema; that will be easier for filmmakers and audience,” he said, speaking at the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI)…