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Poignant films screened on second day of IFFK

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

The section, featuring Asian, African and Latin American films, showed 'Sta Nina', a 105-minute long Filipino film directed by Emmanuel Quindo Palo.

The film revolves around the body of two-year-old Marikit, that was dug out years after her death caused by a volcanic overflow, by her father Pol and his co-workers in a quarry.

The fact that the body did not show any signs of decay was considered as a miracle by people and they troop into Pol's home to be cured by Marikit.

As people gets healed by the dead child, Pol insists that the child is worthy of being called a saint and begins his crusade to have her beatified.

Exhuming the body dig up unresolved problems in the lives of the living and the film leaves the audience wondering if there was healing,a cleansing of sins and a chance to move on.

'Nos Vemos Papa', (See you, Dad), an 89 minute long Spanish film directed by Luca Carreras is an intimate contemporary story that talks about love, loss and solitude.

Time stops for Pilar, the heroine of the film, the moment she loses the thing which mattered most to her in life.

She withdraws into a world of her own and the film takes us through the bitter sweetness of life and the way we deal with it. (MORE)

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2012. 19:15 IST