Renowned filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s upcoming film ‘No Land’s Man’ has been nominated for the ‘Kim Jiseok Award’ at the 26th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) to be held from October 6 to October 15. Authorities of the festival announced the name of seven nominees for the Kim Jiseok Award on Monday.
Besides Farooki’s ‘No Land’s Man’, Indian filmmaker Aparna Sen’s ‘The Rapist’, Chinese filmmaker Wang Qi’s ‘The Bargain’, Azerbaijani director Ilgar Najaf’s ‘Sughra’s Sons’, Japanese director Ogigami Naoko’s ‘Riverside Mukolitta’, Singaporean director Royston Tan’s ‘24’ and Filipino filmmaker Brillante Mendoza’s ‘Gensan Punch’ will compete for the ‘Kim Jiseok Award’ this year .
‘No Land’s Man’ is an American-Indian-Bangladeshi joint venture, which stars noted Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bangladeshi musician and actor Tahsan Khan, and Australian actor Megan Mitchell, among others. A R Rahman is the music composer of the film.
The film has jointly been produced by the US company Dialectic and Bangladesh’s Chabial, in association with India's Magic If Films, Bangladesh's Sun Music & Motion Pictures, and Bongo BD. Shrihari Sathe, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, Anjan Chowdhury, Nusrat Imrose Tisha, A R Rahman, and Faridur Reza Sagar are co-producers on the film.
‘No Land’s Man’ was the recipient of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and Asia Pacific Screen Awards' Script Development fund in 2014. It was part of the Asian Project Market at Busan and was the Best Project at India’s Film Bazaar that year.