Monday, 6 February, 2023

‘Kura Pokkhir Shunye Ura’ selected for Kolkata International Film Fest

‘Kura Pokkhir Shunye Ura’ selected for Kolkata International Film Fest
A scene from ‘Kura Pokkhir Shunye Ura’

Muhammad Quayum’s film ‘Kura Pokkhir Shunye Ura’ (The Golden Wings of Watercocks) has been officially selected for the 28th edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF). The film has been picked under the ‘International Competition: Innovation in Moving Images’ category.

‘Kura Pokkhir Shunye Ura’ is one of the 14 films which will compete under this category. The jury panel for ‘International Competition: Innovation in Moving Images’ includes noted Bangladeshi director Tanvir Mokammel, Mano Khalil, Iliana Zakopoulou, Shalini Dore and Tannishtha Chatterjee.

Director Quayum said, “I’m really happy that my film has been selected for the prestigious Kolkata International Film Festival. We have worked really hard for this film. It’s a great achievement for us. My heartfelt thanks to all the actors and crew of the film.”

KIFF is set to start on December 15. Indian megastar Amitabh Bachchan will attend the inaugural ceremony of the film fest.

A total of 180 movies from 42 countries will be screened at the festival.

There are five competition segments in this year’s festival— International Competition: Innovation in Moving Images, Competition on Indian Languages, Asian Select (NETPAC Award), National Competition on Documentary and National Competition on Short Fiction, the statement from the West Bengal government had earlier announced.

There will also be two non-competition categories- Cinema International and Bengali Panorama.

The 8-day film fest will run till December 22.