Joshy Mathew's children's film Black Forest has got an invitation from the organisers of the 35th Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), which is to be held between June 20 and 29. The film will be screened before the specially-invited guest of the Film Festival. Addressing a press meet, Joshy Mathew himself has confirmed the news about its screening at MIFF.
Black Forest is one among the 12 films selected from around the world. The movie will have two screens. The first show will start at 2.30 pm on June 22 at the Hall 2 in Multiplex Cinema October, which has 160 seats. The second show will be held at 12.00 am on June 29 at the Hall 2 in Multiplex Cinema October, which has 319 seats.
It is an adventurous family fun movie written and directed by Joshy Mathew and produced by Baby Mathew Somatheeram. The story begins with Mittu and Mili, who plans to enjoy their vacation with Uncle Luke. They have to face lot of adventures in the forest. The story unfolds through various fun and humorous situations. An unexpected turn of events in the forest mix adventures and mystery in the story. Manoj K Jayan, Meera Nandhan, Kalabhavan Shajon, Akash, Parvathy, Chethan, Ashokan, Dinesh have played the lead roles.
This film was not considered by Kerala State Film Award as the producer Baby Mathew was one of the members of Chalachithra Academy Managing committee. But it received a citation at during the award distribution. The jury members, who were unaware of the citation, said the act was against the rule and they considered it as a disrespect. Later, Baby Mathew held a press meet and cleared the controversy surrounding the citation for the movie.