Renowned Bangladeshi singer, musician and actor Tahsan Rahman Khan has announced joining as the latest member of Mostafa Sarwar Farooki’s upcoming film “No Land's Man”.
Tahsan recently revealed a surprising new look of himself with a ‘Van Dyke’ styled moustache and beard, and revealed his character name ‘Masud’ for the film on his official Facebook page and Instagram account.
This is the second time Tahsan persuaded his passion for acting in films. The talented actor debuted in Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Raz‘s ‘Jodi Ekdin’, released in March 2019.
The eighth feature film of Mostafa Sarwar Farooki and second of his ‘identity series’ (first one is being ‘Saturday Afternoon’), the much anticipated “No Lands Man” has already created buzz for casting the star of critically-commercially successful movie ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ and Netflix’ series ‘Sacred Games’, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, earlier this year.
Alongside with Tahsan and Nawazuddin S iddiqui, the debuting Australian actor Megan Mitchell is also a confirmed name for the lead roles.
Siddiqui will also produce the movie under the banner of his production house ‘Magic If Films’, alongside award-winning US producer Shrihari Sathe, director Mostafa SarwarFarooki, actor NusratImrose Tisha, Square Group Director Anjan Chowdhury and Bongo.
A long-awaited and critically acclaimed project for its vision, “No Land’s Man” won the Motion Picture Association of America and Asia Pacific Screen Awards’ Script Development fund in 2014 and also became part of the Asian Project Market at Busan, South Korea. The film was also chosen as the best project at India’s Film Bazaar, the same year.
The 41st edition of Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) kicked off on Wednesday evening in a festive red carpet ceremony at Egypt's Cairo Opera House, gathering movie stars and filmmakers from different parts of the world.
"We have 153 films from 63 countries this year, with 35 films being international and regional premiers for the first time, which is unprecedented in the CIFF and any other Arab film festival," Mohamed Hefzy, the festival's president, told the attendees in his opening speech at Cairo Opera House Grand Hall.
The festival is held from Nov. 20 to 29 under the auspices of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture.
The films that will be displayed at several halls at the Opera House and downtown cinemas come from China, Egypt, France, Britain, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and tens of other countries.
"The Irishman," directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, is the opening film of the festival.
"We really need such film festivals because they represent cultural exchange between artists, as the cinema is the mirror of the society in the past, the present and the future," Egyptian actress Ragaa el-Geddawy told Xinhua during the opening ceremony.
She added that the symposiums held on the sidelines of the CIFF include brainstorming that generates necessary exchange of dialogues, ideas and cultures.
China takes part in the festival's international competition that includes 15 films with "the Fourth Wall" and "Summer of Changsha," while "So Long, My Son" will be part of the Official Selection out of Competition.
The festival's international jury will award seven prizes for the best film, director, screenplay, actor, actress, artistic contribution and the second work of a director.
Chinese famous actress Qin Hailu is member of the international jury that includes well-known writers, directors and producers from the United States, Belgium, Mexico, Italy, Morocco and Egypt.
"Although Asian movies look culturally different, their social stories look much like ours, for we all speak the same language of humanity with small differences of social and cultural details," said Egyptian screenwriter Mariam Naoum.
"If the CIFF continues with the same level of creativity and innovation, it will lure all renowned filmmakers just like Cannes and Venice film festivals," she told Xinhua, adding that the CIFF started to exceed Egyptian and Arab interest to garner international focus.
Chinese romantic drama "Somewhere Winter" led the Chinese mainland box office for a sixth consecutive day on Wednesday, according to the China Movie Data Information Network Thursday.
Written by Rao Xueman, a novelist and screenwriter best known for her popular youth novels, the film tells a love story about two generations and three cities, in which destiny brings the lovers together and then tears them apart.
Debuting on Nov. 15, "Somewhere Winter" topped the daily box office chart by grossing 12.16 million yuan (about 1.73 million U.S. dollars) Wednesday.
It was followed by Italian film "The Legend of 1900" and American war film "Midway," which generated 6.55 million yuan and 5.72 million yuan respectively.
Apple has canceled the premiere of one of the tech company's first original films, "The Banker" the day before it was to debut at Los Angeles' AFI Film Festival.
In a statement Wednesday, Apple said that last week it learned of "some concerns" surrounding "The Banker" and needs "some time to look into these matters." An Apple spokesperson declined to elaborate.
The based-on-a-true-story film stars Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie. Mackie plays Bernard Garrett who in the 1950s and '60s recruited a white man to pose as the face of his expansive real estate and banking business. In 1968, Garrett was convicted of misusing bank funds.
The film is Apple's boldest step yet into moviemaking. A theatrical release is scheduled for Dec. 6, after which it would be a part of the company's new streaming service, Apple TV Plus.
AFI said it would replace "The Banker" with a screening of Noah Baumbach's Netflix release "Marriage Story" as its closing-night film.
Work is starting on a $2.5 million expansion of a Mississippi Delta museum dedicated to a native son who became a blues legend.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday for new space at the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola.
The museum opened in 2008 near the area where King grew up. The 15-time Grammy winner died in 2015 and is buried on the museum grounds.
The 4,500-square-foot (418-square-meter) addition will house King's tour bus and two of his vehicles, a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow and a custom painted Chevy El Camino.
The museum says in a news release that other artifacts acquired since his death are being preserved and cataloged, including a guitar given to King by guitarist and inventor Les Paul.