Iti, Tomari Dhaka to go to Oscar

Culture Desk

28 November, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Iti, Tomari Dhaka to go to Oscar

Impress Telefilm’s anthology film ‘Iti, Tomari Dhaka’ has been selected as Bangladesh’s official entry for the Best International Feature Film category at the 93rd Academy Awards. 

‘Iti, Tomari Dhaka’ and ‘Made in Bangladesh’ were submitted to Oscars Bangladesh Committee. After evaluating the films, Bangladesh Federation of Film Societies (BFFS) selected ‘Iti, Tomari Dhaka’ and announced it at the office of Ashirbad Chalachitra in the capital’s Kakrail area on Thursday. 

Chairman of BFFS and the nine-member selection committee Habibur Rahman Khan, Bangladesh Film Directors Association president Mushfiqur Rahman Gulzar, among others were present at the programme.

‘Iti, Tomari Dhaka’ was released in theatre on November 15, 2019. The film had its world premiere at the 23rd Busan International Film Festival in 2018 in South Korea. The movie has been participated in numerous international film festivals across the world.

More than 50 actors appear in the film where the leading roles have been played by Nusrat Imrose Tisha, Fazlur Rahman Babu, Iresh Zaker, Lutfor Rahman George, Shatabdi Wadud, Shahataj Munira Hashem, Allen Shuvro, Mostafa Monwar, Manoj Kumar Pramanik, Orchita Sporshia, Tropa Mazumadar and many more.

Eleven young film-makers of the anthology are- Golam Kibria Farooki, Krishnendu Chattopadhyay, Nuhash Humayun, Mahmudul Islam, Mir Mukarram Hossain, Rahat Rahman, Robiul Alam, Syed Saleh Ahmed Sobhan, Syed Ahmed, Tamim Noor and Tanvir Ahsan.

The 93rd Academy Awards are set to take place April 25, 2021, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, USA.