Art & Culture

Three Bangladeshi films selected for Siliguri Festival

Cultural Correspondent
Three Bangladeshi feature films—‘Hasina, A daughter’s Tale’, ‘Sincerely Yours, Dhaka’ and ‘Swatta’—will be screened at the first edition of Global Cinema Festival 2019 to be held from August 21 to 25.
The Film Federation of India, in association with West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation Limited, is organising the festival for the first time. The festival will screen 36 feature films and 24 short films under both National and International categories.
The films which will be shown, both full length and shorts, have been carefully selected to be screened at three auditoriums named Dinabandhu Mancha, Rabindra Bhavan (Saktigarh) and New Cinema.
‘Hasina – A Daughter’s Tale’, is a documentary on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, daughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The docudrama, directed by Piplu Khan, is basically a heartrending biopic that portrays a fascinating account of a daughter’s perspective, how the country’s darkest hours on August 15, 1975 had changed her life forever.
‘Iti, Tomari Dhaka’ (Sincerely, Your Dhaka), is the first anthology film of Bangladesh. In the global cinema industry, the anthology is a very popular and important genre of films. This type of films is usually the combination of several short length features. A talented group of filmmakers directed this film.
Starring popular Bangladeshi actor Shakib Khan and Indian actress Paoli Dam, ‘Swatta’ is directed by Hashibur Reza Kallol.

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