252 films from 71 countries in 5 theaters
The country’s biggest film festival “Dhaka International Film Festival” takes place on January 14th. The slogan of the 21st edition of the festival is “Aesthetic Film Mindful Audience, Enlightened Society”. A total of 252 films from 71 countries will be screened at this event. They will be seen in five locations in the capital.
The organizers held a press conference at the Samson lounge of the Dhaka Club on Thursday January 12 to give details of the festival. The director of the festival, Ahmed Mujtaba Jamal, highlighted the important information there.
He was informed during the press conference that next Saturday (January 14) at 4 p.m., the opening ceremony of the Dhaka International Film Festival will take place in the main auditorium of the National Museum. It will be chaired by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. Shahriar Alam. Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen will be present as the main guest. Apart from that, MP Salman F Rahman will be a special guest.
Films will be screened in a total of 10 categories during this 8-day festival. As always, this time too the venue will be Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Main and Sufia Kamal Auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum, Allianz France and Star Cineplex.
“JK 1971” by Fakhrul Arefin Khan will be screened as the opening. Festival director Ahmed Mujtaba Zaman said, “The creator of JK 1971 was once a volunteer at our festival. And now the 21st season is inaugurated with his film. We are proud of it.
He was informed during the press conference that other films from the country will be screened in different categories. These include ‘Hawa’, ‘Beauty Circus’, ‘Damaal’, ‘Santao’, ‘Pap Punya’, ‘Deshantar’, ‘Ora 7 Jaan’ etc.
Films like ‘Aparajit’, ‘Abhiyan’, ‘Byomkesh Hattamanch’, ‘Kakababu’s Return’, ‘Jhara Palak’, Sai Pallavi starrer ‘Gargi’ and ‘Mahananda’ come from neighboring India.
This year, the retrospective section will present 4 films by François Truffaut, an important French auteur filmmaker in world cinema. These are ‘The Four Hundred Blows’, ‘Confidentially Yours’, ‘Jule at the Gym’ and ‘The Last Metro’.
The Dhaka International Film Festival will take place on January 22.
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