The fourth Bangladeshi Film Festival to be held in Kolkata, West Bengal, on October 29. Total 37 films and documentaries will be screened at the five-day long event which will conclude on 2 November.
The four documentaries are- Hasina-A Daughter's tale, Badhya Bhumete Ekdin, Ekti Desher Jonno Gaan (Song for a country) and Modhumoti Parer Manushti Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Most of the films, which were released in Bangladesh recently would be screened during the festival being organized by the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission, Kolkata with the support of the ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the government of Bangladesh, the Deputy high Commission sources told BSS.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mamud, MP, will open the festival at Rabindra Sadan at 4:00 pm on October 29 as the chief guest. Babul Supriyo, Minister for Information Technology, electronics and tourism, will attend the function as the guest of honour while eminent film Director Gautam Ghosh as special guest.
Eminent film artistes Jaya Ahsan, Chanchal Chowdhury and Mosharrof Karim, among others, will join the opening ceremony from Bangladesh film industry, sources said.
Apart from the documentaries and short films, 25 full-length recently released feature films, which have earned huge acclamations would be screened in Nandan-1,2,3 halls in Rabindra Sadan till October 2.
The 25 feature films include- Gunin, Hridita, Beauty Circus, Hawa, Paran, Payer Tolay Mati Nei, Paap Punno, Kalbela, Chironjeeb Mujib, Rehana Morium Noor, Nona Jaler Kabbo, Raat Jaga Phool, Lal Moroger Jhuti, Goor, Golui, Gondi, Bishwa Sundari, Rupsha Nadir Banke, Shuttle Train, Moner Moto Manush Pailam Na, Na-Dorai, Komla Rocket, Gohin, Baluchar and Unpanchat Batas.
The eight short films are- Dhor, Moyna, Tarnsit, Kothai Pabo Tare, Fera, Nari Jibon, Kagoj Khela and Aarong.
The Bangladesh film festival, which the organisers said that it brought people of two countries much closer, is being held during the four years. As many as 32 popular films from Bangladesh were screened at the
festival last year at Nandan-1.