Youth lack opportunity to express views in films: Adoor

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Bangalore, Jan 3 (UNI) Veteran filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan today regretted saying that there is no ample opportunity for youth to express their views through films.

Speaking at the inauguration of second Bangalooru International Film Festival here, he said though film festivals were held in every city youths were not getting enough opportunities to show their skill and concern towards society by producing quality films.

''This is the high time we give enough opportunity for the youth and attract them to cinema medium and vent to their creative instinct. Cinema halls refuse to run experimental films saying that there is no crowd. The film producers are bent to produce only a certain kind of films and not allow others to enter their arena.

Film festivals were only mainly screening foreign films,'' he added.

Mr Adoor said ''despite holding many film festivals, we have remained backward in our country. In India the film industry is organised in such a way that other films are not allowed to come up.

Enough opportunities should be created to produce films which reveal truth and reflect culture of our society.'' Stressing the need for creating outlets for producing more and more Kannada films, he said ''there is no dearth of talent in Kannada film industry. But it should provide oppurtunities for youngsters to come up.'' Earlier, Karnataka Governor Rameshwar Thakur inaugurated the eight-day Film Festival, organised by Suchitra Cinema and Cultural Academy. About 140 films from over 45 countries would be screened in five theaters during the fest.

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