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Zanussi’s ‘Kontrakt,’ Jeo Baby's ‘Kaathal-the core,’ among today's screenings


On Day 3, a total of 67 films will be screened, including this year’s recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Krzysztof Zanussi's ‘Kontrakt’ and ‘Obce Ciato.’ 

Among the 67 movies featured, 11 have earned official entries to the Oscars are 'Four Daughters' (Tunisia), 'The Settlers' (Chile), 'The Monk and The Gun' (Bhutan), 'Banel & Adama' (Senegal), 'Perfect Days' (Japan), 'Inshallah A Boy' (Jordan), 'The Promised Land' (Denmark), 'Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World' (Romania), 'Family Album' (Uruguay), 'Blaga’s Lessons' (Bulgaria), and 'Opponent' (Sweden).

Other prominent films on Sunday's film list include Stanley Kubrick's 'Paths of Glory,' Santosh Sivan's 'Moha,' Wes Anderson's 'Asteroid City,' K. G. George's 'Yavanika,' and Jeo Baby's 'Kaathal-the core.' Santosh Sivan's 'Moha,' his most significant project, had its international premiere at the Rotterdam International Film Festival.

Films scheduled for the World Cinema category include 'Almamula,' 'The Bohemian,' 'Hoard,' 'A Road to a Village,' 'Terrestrial Verses,' 'How to Have Sex,' 'The Monk and The Gun,' 'Endless Borders,' 'Me Captain,' 'A Cup of Coffee and New Shows On,' 'Explanation for Everything,' 'Music,' 'Hesitation Wound,' 'Critical Zone,' 'Through the Night,' 'Inshallah A Boy,' 'The Promised Land,' 'The Persian Version,' 'Under the Shadow of the Sun,' 'The Buriti Flower,' 'Carefree Days,' 'The Land Where The Wind Stood Still,' 'The Annoyed,' and 'Opponent.'

'Opponent' depicts the journey of Iman, who escapes Iran for Sweden, joining a wrestling club to improve his chances of asylum against his wife’s objections. 'Inshallah A Boy' portrays a mother feigning pregnancy to avoid inequalities in the Inheritance Law. In 'The Monk and The Gun' by Pawo Choyning Dorji, an American seeks treasure in Bhutan and crosses paths with a monk. 'A Promised Land' depicts the conflict between a soldier and a landowner as the former fights for land granted by the king for his services, while the latter denies the king’s authority.

The International Competition category includes 'Sermon to the Birds' by Hilal Baydarov, 'Sunday' by Shokir Kholikov, 'Evil Does Not Exist' by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, 'Achilles' by Farhad Delaram, and 'Prison in the Andes' by Felipe Carmona, which will also be screened.