Adoor GOPALAKRISHNAN (1941, India) studied screenwriting and film direction at the Film Institute of India. After graduating in 1965 he pioneered the film society movement in his native Kerala and took the initiative to form India’s first cooperative for production, distribution and exhibition of quality films. He has scripted and directed eleven feature films and about thirty shorts and documentaries, which brought him a great deal of national and international attention and several awards. He has been honoured in India and abroad for his contribution to cinema. The IFFR screened all his features since The Wall (1990). Shadow Kill (2000) was supported by the Hubert Bals Fund.
A Great Day (1965, short), The Myth (1967, short doc), Danger at Your Doorstep (1968, doc), And Man Created (1986, doc), Towards National STD (1969), Swayamvaram/One's Own Choice (1972), Guru Chengannur (1974, doc), Past in Perspective (1975, doc), Kodiyetram/The Ascent (1977), Yakshagana (1979, doc), The Chola Heritage (1980, doc), Elippathayam/Rat-Trap (1981), Krishnanattam (1982, doc), Mukhamukham/Face to Face (1984), Ganga Water (1985), Anantaram/Monologue (1987), Mathilukal/The Walls (1990), Vidheyan/The Servile (1993), Kathapurushan/Man of the Story (1996), Kalamandalam Gopi (1999, short doc), Nizhalkkuthu/Shadow Kill (2002), Kalamandalam Ramankutty Nair (2005, doc), Naalu pennungal/Four Women (2007), Oru pennum randaanum/A Climate for Crime (2008)