Thursday, 21 October, 2021

3 Bangladeshi films selected for Busan International Film Fest

3 Bangladeshi films selected for Busan International Film Fest

For the first time ever, three Bangladeshi films - Abdullah Mohammad Saad’s ‘Rehana Maryam Noor’. Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s ‘No Land’s Man’, and Mohammad Rabby Mridha’s ‘Paayer Tolay Mati Nai’, have been selected to be showcased at the prestigious Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) 2021, reports UNB.

The selection of the film ‘Paayer Tolay Mati Nai’ (No Ground Beneath The Feet) was confirmed on Wednesday, which will be screened on October 7, 8, and 13 in the “A Window on Asian Cinema” section of the festival.

Scheduled to be run from October 8 to 15, this year’s festival has enlisted these films as part of its “A Window on Asian Cinema” section, where Farooki's upcoming movie ‘No Land's Man’, has been nominated for the Kim Jiseok Award.

“What stands out is the selection of 3 films from Bangladeshi cinema, which has been considered until now to be on the cinematic periphery,” the BIFF website highlighted Bangladesh’s history-making participation at this year’s festival.

Starring Mostafa Monwar, Priyam Archi, and Dipannita Martin are in the lead roles among others, ‘Paayer Tolay Mati Nai’ narrates the story of an ordinary man named Saiful, who has embraced his miseries while walking through various conflicts in his life with his two wives, family, work, morality, and sociality.

Farooki’s “No Land’s Man” stars noted Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and popular Bangladeshi singer-actor Tahsan Rahman Khan in the lead roles, narrating the theme of social discrimination in terms of race, religion, and nationality.

Bangladesh’s maiden entry at the prestigious ‘Un Certain Regard’ section of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, ‘Rehana Maryam Noor’ is scripted, edited, and directed by Abdullah Mohammad Saad as his second directorial venture. The film was also showcased at the Melbourne International Film Festival and is now scheduled for the upcoming BFI London Film Festival.