Family by Don Palathara
Sony, a catholic man in his late twenties from rural central Kerala, comes across as a do-gooder and
a well-wisher at the first glimpse. However, lurking behind his public persona is a different character.
Even as some of his family members become aware of his deeds, they are silenced by the system,
which mindfully and actively protects men, their delinquencies, and secrets. The family thus
becomes a sturdy closet, where skeletons of the past are kept unknown and unseen by the world
outside. The film tries to understand how the family system operates like mafia when it comes to the
crimes from within.
The screening will be followed by a conversation.
November’s Cinema House is a weekend celebrating the intimate portraits and diverse narratives of Regional Indian Cinema, breaking away from conventional notions and offering an alternative perspective on the complexities of being and belonging.
Saturday, November 18, 2023
12:00 PM | Pedro by Natesh Hegde
15:00 PM | Seventeeners by Prithvi Konanur
18:00 PM | The Road to Kuthriyar by Bharat Mirle
Sunday, November 19, 2023
12:00 PM | Nasir by Arun Karthick
15:00 PM | Family by Don Palathara
18:00 PM | Chithha by S. U. Arun Kumar
G5A presents Cinema House: an opportunity to celebrate the experience of collective film viewing. For one weekend a month, our black box theatre transforms into a single-screen theatre dedicated to independent, regional, and contemporary cinema.