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23rd IFFK opens

IANS  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

on Friday night inaugurated the 23rd edition of the International Film Festival of (IFFK) here.

The fete will conclude on December 13.

Inaugurating the event, said festivals were the main medium to promote secular ideas and a means to sustain humanity.

"is a proof of this propagation. didn't give up in the catastrophic setting of unexpected floods. This year's festival is a testament of the solidarity of cinema lovers," he said.

Bengali filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta was the chief guest and and filmmaker was the guest of honour.

Acclaimed Iranian received from

Receiving the award, Majidi said: "More than any award and achievement, I would like to cherish the priceless warmth and kindness from the audience."

Following the ceremony, the opening film, "Everybody Knows", directed by Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, was screened.



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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 22:06 IST