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Ker to host 'soccer film festival' to mark world cup

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

As the enters the last phase, the capital is gearing up to host a unique movie festival co-coinciding with the semifinals and the title clash.

A four-day 'film festival' will woo both film lovers and fans, screening a string of movies with the sport as the theme here on July 10, 11, 12 and 15, to be followed by telecast of the day's matches.

The Chalachitra Academy, with the support of city-based Street Library, will host the movie fest at the Manaveeyam Veedhi, a stretch dedicated to cultural activities here.

"Two Half-Times in Hell", a Hungarian movie directed by Zoltan Fabri revolving around a match organised to celebrate Hitler's birthday, Kusturica- directed "Maradona", Iranian film "Offside" directed by would be among the movies to be screened in the festival, Academy Mahesh B said.

The movies would be screened at the Manaveeyam stretch in the night and it would be followed by live telecast of the ongoing matches on the big screen, he said.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 20:25 IST