Alfred Hitchcock's silent movie 'The Ring' will be the opening film of the festival. The inaugural film will be screened with live background score similar to the technique used in 1920s for screening of silent movies. A special team of seven musicians led by noted jazz master Soweto Kinch from Britain have arrived in the state capital exclusively for this purpose.
Around 14 movies will compete in the Competition section for the Golden Crow Pheasant title, seven movies in the 'Indian Cinema Now' and 76 movies in the 'World Cinema' category.
Malayalam Cinema Now showcases the most recent works of contemporary filmmakers Madhupal (Ozhimuri), Manoj Kana (Chayilyam), Dr. Biju (Akasathinte Niram), Lijin Jose (Friday), Arun Kumar Aravind (Ee Adutha Kaalathu), Ranjith (Indian Rupee) and K. Gopinathan (Ithra Maathram).
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