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Sunday screening includes five competition films


On the third day of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), five films from the international competition category will be showcased. These include the Japanese film 'Evil Does Not Exist,' the Azerbaijani fantasy film 'Sermon to the Birds,' 'Sunday' by Shokir Kholikov, 'Achilles' by Farhad Delaram, and 'Prison in the Andes' by Felipe Carmona.

Ryusuke Hamaguchi's 'Evil Does Not Exist,' an Oscar-winning Japanese film that premiered at the Venice Film Festival, is best characterized as an anti-capitalist and environmentalist allegory. The film focuses on the arrival of industrialists in the village of Takumi, sparking conflict. 'Achilles' explores the political turmoil in Iran and the emotions of its characters. It tells the story of a former filmmaker, now employed as a medical worker, who assists a political prisoner in escaping her jail-like existence. Hilal Baydarov's 'Sermon to the Birds' revolves around Davud and Sura, who are under siege in the forests of Azerbaijan, waiting for the Hunter to save them. The Uzbekistan film 'Sunday' depicts the disrupted life of an elderly couple when their sons plan to demolish their old house.'Prison in the Andes' narrates the story of criminals who fear losing their lives in jail after one of the inmates gives a TV interview, causing an unexpected backlash.