GOA: Manisha Koirala starrer Elektra which is a psycho-sensual drama heavily was screened at IFFI 2010.Koirala along with the director Shyamaprasad were present at the screening.
The movie is a journey into the bruised familial bonds of an aristocratic household in Kerala and explores the texture of desire and loss. The film also stars Nayantara, and Prakash Raj. Shyamaprasad said the story is based on Greek myth of Electra and set in contemporary times in an aristocratic family of Kerala. He said, it has shades of Freudian Electra complex.
This is Shyamaprasad’s fifth film at IFFI. His earlier film, Ore Kadal, based on Bengali novel by Sunil Gangopadhyay was the inaugural film of the Indian Panorama at the International Film Festival of India – 2007 and also won the audience prize at the Stuttgart Film Festival. Shyamaprasad’s work has been widely respected and has also got him to the National Awards Jury thrice.
Elektra is slated to release on 3 December, 2010.