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Two Bangladeshi films triumph at Nepal Cultural Int’l Film fest

Staff Correspondent
01 Apr 2024 19:22:06 | Update: 01 Apr 2024 19:22:06
Two Bangladeshi films triumph at Nepal Cultural Int’l Film fest
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Two Bangladeshi films, "Dear Satyajit" and "Juddho Joyer Kishore Nayok," triumphed at the recently concluded 5th Nepal International Cultural Film Festival.

"Dear Satyajit," directed by Proshoon Rahmaan, secured the prestigious International Feature Film Director award. The film is an homage to legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray. Proshoon is dedicated to the late veteran actor Ahmed Rubel, who played a pivotal role in the movie and tragically passed away on February 7.

In his speech, Proshoon remarked, "A good festival always aims to create opportunities to meet new voices, network, share thoughts, dreams, and experiences we've had through our respective journeys, and, of course, celebrate the magic of cinema."

"Juddho Joyer Kishore Nayok," a short film based on the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, won the Best Child Artiste award.

The film directed by Shaila Rahman Tithi and written by Pasha Mostafa Kamal, is a two-time international award winner and aims to inspire children and adolescents.

Director Tithi expressed pride in the film's success, noting that it marks the second international award for "Juddho Joyer Kishore Nayok." She emphasised the film's inspirational message, particularly targeting children and adolescents, as it portrays the courage and patriotism of a 17-year-old protagonist during a critical battle in 1971.

The 5th Nepal Cultural International Film Festival, which ran from March 29 to March 31 in Kathmandu, Nepal, served as a platform for celebrating global cinema and fostering cultural exchange among filmmakers worldwide.