When Estha, Rahel, Baby Kochamma and Ammu from God of Small Things arrive at Abhilash Talkies to watch The Sound of Music, Arundathi Roy opened the doors to the movie culture in Kerala to the world. Keeping aside the dimensions that Roy revealed to the readers through that chapter, it also paints a picture of the cultivated cinema aesthetics of a period. With the notices and announcements, the loud music playing prior to the screening of the movie, the thatched roofs and seats on the floor, cinema has evolved over the years. The ritzy world of multiplexes has taken over the single screen theaters. The metamorphosis of the entertainment quotient was inevitable but what about the sociology of the entertainment spaces in yesteryears? At SPACES fest, Bina Paul, P.K.Rajasekharan, and Madhupal will be in conversation at the session moderated by Pradeep Panangad.
The apt use for space in any narrative is the key to its success. The auteur of Malayalam cinema, Adoor Gopalakrishnan will be in conversation with K.R.Manoj in the session highlighting the architecture in cinema. Retrospection on the spatial expression in cinema through ages will be the highlight of the session.
The architecture in storytelling in cinema and literature will be highlighted in the panel discussion involving writer Zacharia, Shaji.N.Karun, George Onakoor at a session moderated by Rahul Radhakrishnan.
The narrative of cinema as a space for expression through ages will be traced at these sessions.