One of the leading lights of the New Indian Cinema, Adoor Gopalakrishnan made his debut film, 'Swayamavaram' (One's Own Choice) in 1972 and it marked the beginning of a new era in Malayalam cinema.

He has won the covetable British Film Institute Award (BFI) for ‘Elippathayam’- Rat-trap for the most original and imaginative film of 1982. The International Film Critics Prize has gone to him six times successively. His films have been shown in every important festival around the world. In recognition of his contribution to Cinema, the French Govt. has honoured him with the title, Commander of the Order of Arts & Letters (2004). In 2005 he received the Dada Phalke Award  India’s highest honour for Cinema. In 2006, he was chosen for the top civilian recognition, Padma Vibhushan.

Biography

Adoor Gopalakrishnan - Biography

Biography

Writer – Director Adoor Gopalakrishnan was born in Kerala, India in 1941 into a family that patronized Kathakali and other classical performing arts. He started acting on the amateur stage at the early age of eight. Wrote and directed several stage plays during his student days.

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Filmography

View Filmography: 2016 – Once Again (Pinneyum) – 121 Minutes Feature 2008 – Oru Pennum Randaanum (A Climate for Crime)-115 Minutes-Feature 2007 – Naalu Pennungal Four Women)– 105 Min – Feature 2002 – Nizhalkkuthu(Shadow Kill)– 90 Min – Feature

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Documentaries

2007 Dance of the Enchantress – 72 Min – Doc 2005 Kalamandalam Ramankutty Nair – 73 Min – Doc 2001 Koodiyattam – 180 Min – Doc 1999 Kalamandalam Gop – 43 Min – Doc 1985 Eau/Ganga(Ganga- water) -140- Doc – Grand Prize, Cinema du reel, Paris

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Filmography

Films of Adoor
PINNEYUM (ONCE AGAIN)
12 April

PINNEYUM (ONCE AGAIN)

Filmography

Festivals: Toronto International film festival 2016 (Masters’ section), Los Angeles, London, Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi, Trivandrum (IFFK), Melbourne, Singapore

ORU PENNUM RANDAANUM (A CLIMATE FOR CRIME)
12 April

ORU PENNUM RANDAANUM (A CLIMATE FOR CRIME)

Filmography

Festivals: Rotterdam, Washington DC, Houston, New Jersey, Fribourg, Madrid, Rome, Split, Dubai, Tampa, Mumbai, Goa, Brasilia, Sao Polo, Rio de Janeiro etc.

NAALU PENNUNGAL (FOUR WOMEN)
12 April

NAALU PENNUNGAL (FOUR WOMEN)

Filmography

Festivals: Toronto, London, Warsaw, Nantes, Goa, Dubai, Rotterdam, Gotteborg, Manosque, Miami, Barcelona, Seattle, Deauville, , Brussels, Jerusalem, Brisbane, Hong Kong,

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Books & Articles by Adoor