SHADOW KILL (Adoor Gopalakrishnan, 2002)

I have added this entry to my list of the 100 Greatest Films, which you will find elsewhere on this blog. In early-1940s Travancore, Kaliyappan is the Maharajah’s hangman—considered holy, often deep in prayer (to Kali, Mother Goddess of creation/destruction), the ashes from burned portions of whose used ropes (which hang from a miniature noose) […]