Dhaka, Feb 19 (UNB)- Bangla adventure film ‘Hridoyer Rongdhonu’ (Life in Rainbow) is going to be released exclusively at Star Cineplex in the city on Friday.
In a media briefing on Monday night at a Dhaka restaurant, Director Razibul Hasan said the film was cleared for screening after two years from Bangladesh Film Censor Board on October 23 last year. “We are looking forward to the long- awaited release," he said.
Hasan said the film’s protagonist,t Mina Boskan, a Serbian girl, came to Bangladesh for its promotion and would join its premiere show.
"We are looking forward to a better cultural relationship betwen Bangladesh and Serbia. It is the first adventure film where Serbian actress Mina has played the main character," the director added.
The other three main cast – Shams Kadir, Muhtasim Shojon, Khing Shai Mong Marma – were also present at the press conference.
The adventure movie in Bangla was also premiered at 17th Dhaka International Film Festival 2019 while it was selected as “View Corner” at Goa Film Bazaar last year.
Asian Institute of Media and Communication Bangladesh said its first Asian Premier was held on November 24 at QUBE 2 Hall in India tourist city Goa.
'Life in Rainbow' is a story of four aspiring youths (three boys and a girl). They are friends and have everything in life. One day they get a call from a mysterious character who knows everything about them.
He offers them a trip, saying: "If you dare to take any challenge you can join a trip – a trip to an unknown destination!"
Beijing, Feb 13 (AP/UNB) — The latest film from famed Chinese director Zhang Yimou has been dropped from the Berlin film festival for what the festival described as technical reasons.
A notice on the official Weibo microblogging service account for the movie "One Second" apologized but gave no details other than to say it was not possible to show the film at Berlin.
The festival said the film was pulled because of "technical difficulties encountered during post-production." It said the movie would be replaced at its scheduled Friday and Saturday showings with Zhang's action epic "Hero," which premiered in 2002 at the Great Hall of the People, the seat of China's legislature in the heart of Beijing.
Possibly China's best-known filmmaker, Zhang has oscillated between big-budget extravaganzas favored by the ruling Communist Party and edgier fare touching on sensitive political and social topics.
"One Second" is set amid the chaos and violence unleashed by Mao Zedong during the 1966-76 Cultural Revolution, a period rarely discussed in history books or portrayed on film.
The party is hyper-sensitive to all direct or implied criticism and its control over the arts includes deciding what films are released based on largely secret criteria. Regulators routinely order what can and can't be shown, with special scrutiny for content pertaining to sex, criminal activity, social dislocation, and perceived questioning of the authority or reputation of the party.
Another Chinese film had also been pulled for Berlin for similar reasons. "Better Days," which portrays alienated youth was "withdrawn for censorship reasons," the trade magazine Variety reported, citing unidentified sources.
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.
Dhaka, Feb 7 (UNB) - A five-day screening of Iranian films and photo exhibition will begin in the city on Friday.
Iranian Cultural Centre, Dhaka and Bangladesh National Museum will jointly organize the film screening at the Begum Sufia Kamal Auditorium of the museum.
An inaugural session will be held at the main auditorium of the National Museum at 3.30 pm on the opening day.
Information Minister Hasan Mahmud is scheduled to be present as the chief guest.
Mohammad Reza Nafar, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Bangladesh and Touqir Ahmed, eminent actor and film director, will be present as special guests.
The inaugural programme will be followed by screening of the first film in the showcase, ‘M for Mother’, directed by Rasoul Mollagholipour.