Dhaka, Feb 11 (UNB) – Actor-turned-director Tauquir Ahmed’s new film ‘Fagun Haway – In spring Breeze’, based on the 1952 Language Movement, will arrive in movie theatres on February 15.
“The story will not only cover the incidents of 1952 but also focus on the love, humanitarian issues and comedy,” Tauquir said. The audience will love it.”
It is being distributed by Ovi Kothachitra.
The film’s poster was opened by Bipasha Hayat and Amin Khan in presence of all artists of the movie. The trailer and songs were released last year.
Actress Nusrat Imrose Tisha plays the lead role with newcomer Siam. Renowned actors Abul Hayat, Fazlur Rahman Babu, Shahidul Alam Sachchu, Roonak Hasan, Faruque Ahmed, Saju Khadem and Shahadat Hossain are also part of the movie.
The film is produced by Impress Telefilm and inspired by Tito Rahman’s ‘Bau Kotha Kao’ short story based on the Language Movement.
Tauquir made his directorial debut with ‘Joyjatra’, a 2004 film based on the Liberation War.
Dhaka, Feb 10 (UNB)- The 18th edition of 'Aamar Bhashar Cholocchitro 1425', a Bangla film festival dedicated to the Language Movement martyrs, kicked off in the city on Sunday.
Hosted by Dhaka University Film Society (DUFS), the six-day festival will screen a number of Bangla films at Teacher Students Center (TSC) Auditorium of Dhaka University till February 17.
Post, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mostafa Jabbar inaugurated the event.
Speaking on the occasion the Minister said, "Film can be a powerful medium for spreading visionary ideas."
He lauded the effort of DUFS saying through the program they will be leaving something noteworthy for Bangla language.
Freedom fighter and director Nasir UddinYousuf Bacchu, who was present as special guest, mentioned that a Bangalee, Hiralal Sen initiated filmmaking in the subcontinent.
"Even though he hailed from Manikganj district in Bangladesh; little have been done for his commemoration," he added.
Former DU Vice-chancellor Dr A A M S Arefin Siddique remembered those who sacrificed their lives for keeping the honour of Bangla language.
"This venture of ours is for connecting our youths with the spirit of the Language Movement," he said.
The festival will screen 16 feature films and four short films from both Bangladesh and West Bengal throughout its six day span.
Six films of the previous year have been nominated for Hiralal Sen award which will be awarded by Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on the fourth day of the festival. The nominated films are --- Debi, Komola Rocket, Janmabhumi, Pathshala, Sanatan Galpa and Mati Projar Deshe.
The 18th Aamar Bhashar Cholocchitro is co-hosted by Banglalink, Dell EMC and Jazz Multimedia.
New York, Feb 5 (AP/UNB) — Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg and Brie Larson will be presenters at the 91st Academy Awards.
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Monday announced its first slate of presenters. Also among the 13 stars are Daniel Craig, Jennifer Lopez, Amandla Stenberg and Awkwafina.
Chris Evans, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Charlize Theron, Tessa Thompson and Constance Wu will also take the Oscar stage as presenters.
There has been some acrimony over exclusive rights to some presenters this year. The Screen Actors Guild earlier criticized the film academy for requiring that its potential presenters not appear at previous awards shows.
ABC will broadcast the Oscars live on February 24. No host has been announced after Kevin Hart stepped down following a backlash over past homophobic tweets by the comedian.
Ottawa, Jan 31 (AP/UNB) — Canada's Parliament passed a motion Wednesday saying Netflix should compensate the people of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, for using footage of the 2013 rail disaster in the post-apocalyptic survival film "Bird Box."
The footage involved the disaster created when an unattended train carrying crude oil rolled down an incline, went off the tracks and exploded into a massive ball of fire, killing 47 people in the Quebec town.
The motion is non-binding but is a stern rebuke from Canada's Parliament for the use of footage from the rail explosion in "Bird Box" and in the series "Travelers."
Members of Parliament voted to demand that Netflix remove all images of the Lac-Megantic tragedy. Netflix has apologized but has refused to remove the images. Netflix licensed the footage from the stock image vendor Pond 5.
Pierre Nantel, a legislator with the opposition New Democrat party who introduced the motion this week, said he cannot accept Netflix not removing the footage.
"We know people are going to go and watch this film, and again these real images will be used," he said. "For people in Lac-Megantic, they saw images of their own downtown burning, and could imagine their own family members in it."
Netflix refused comment Wednesday, pointing only to a letter the company sent last week to Quebec's culture minister in response to her concerns. In it, Netflix public policy director Corie Wright said the company "understands that many feel frustration and sadness at seeing images of this tragic event," but it cannot make changes to "finished content."