As many as 37 Bangladeshi popular films including four documentaries and eight short films would be featured during the five-day long 4th Bangladesh Film Festival begins in Kolkata, West Bengal, on Saturday (October 29).
The four documentaries are- Hasina-A Daughter's tale, Badhya Bhumete Ekdin, Ekti Desher Jonno Gaan (Song for a country) and Modhumoti Parer Manushti Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mamud, MP, will open the festival at Rabindra Sadan at 4:00 pm on October 29 as the chief guest. Babul Supriyo, Minister for Information Technology, electronics and tourism, will attend the function as the guest of honour while eminent film Director Gautam Ghosh as special guest.
Eminent film artistes Jaya Ahsan, Chanchal Chowdhury and Mosharrof Karim, among others, will join the opening ceremony from Bangladesh film industry, sources said.
Apart from the documentaries and short films, 25 full-length recently released feature films, which have earned huge acclamations would be screened in Nandan-1,2,3 halls in Rabindra Sadan till October 2.
The 25 feature films include- Gunin, Hridita, Beauty Circus, Hawa, Paran, Payer Tolay Mati Nei, Paap Punno, Kalbela, Chironjeeb Mujib, Rehana Morium Noor, Nona Jaler Kabbo, Raat Jaga Phool, Lal Moroger Jhuti, Goor, Golui, Gondi, Bishwa Sundari, Rupsha Nadir Banke, Shuttle Train, Moner Moto Manush Pailam Na, Na-Dorai, Komla Rocket, Gohin, Baluchar and Unpanchat Batas.
The eight short films are- Dhor, Moyna, Tarnsit, Kothai Pabo Tare, Fera, Nari Jibon, Kagoj Khela and Aarong.