Panorama Of Contemporary Indian Cinema


Original Title : Family
Director : Don Palathara
Country : India
Language : Malayalam
Duration : 111 minutes
Year : 2022
Panorama Of Contemporary Indian Cinema


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

Don Palathara


Don PALATHARA (1986, India) grew up in the state of Kerala, before moving to Sydney. Here, he received a diploma from the Academy of Film, Theatre and Television. After directing several shorts, he made his feature film debut Shavam in 2015, which was later acquired by Netflix. Joyful Mystery was nominated for a Golden St. George at the 2021 Moscow International Film Festival. Several of his films have travelled to esteemed festivals including IFFR, Moscow IFF and IFF Kerala. Family is his sixth feature fiction.


– Vinay Forrt
– Divya Prabha
– Nilja K Baby
– K K Indira
– Hridesh T B
– Mathew Thomas


– Director : Don Palathara
– Writer: Don Palathara
– Editor : Don Palathara
– Co-writer : Sherin Catherine
– Producer: Newton Cinema
– Cinematographer: Jaleel Badusha
– Music: Basil C J


International Film Festival
Rotterdam 2023