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IFFK 2022 opens a window to the fading cultures of nations riven by conflict

The International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK 2022), which began with much fanfare in Thiruvananthapuram today, will showcase the cultures of nations riven by conflict, including their embattled music, art and language through films that focus on these aspects, on Saturday, March 19. Marooned in Iraq and Money Has Four Legs will be premiered in the ‘Framing the Conflict’ category at Ariesplex-6 Theatre at 11.45 a.m. and 3.30 p.m., respectively.
Bahman Ghobadi’s Kurdish-Iranian movie Marooned in Iraq, portrays the challenging journeys of a Kurdish family devoted to music, losing its moorings from the fear of ethnic annihilation and language overhaul. The film takes an unexpected shift after a Kurdish musician and his sons set off in search of his lost ex-wife. Burmese director Maung Sun’s Money Has Four Legs, satirizes the life of an artist based on events in Myanmar’s modern history, portraying the travails of a young director trying to make his first film, put upon by financial hurdles, artistic oppression, censorship and sheer hopelessness.