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‘Kura Pokkhir Shunne Ura’ nominated for KIFF

Staff Correspondent
05 Dec 2022 00:00:00 | Update: 05 Dec 2022 12:02:54
‘Kura Pokkhir Shunne Ura’ nominated for KIFF

Bangladeshi film ‘Kura Pokkhir Shunne Ura’ (The Golden Wings of Watercocks) has been nominated for the 28th edition of the prestigious Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF). Directed by Muhammad Quayum the film has been selected for the ‘International Competition: Innovation in Moving Images’ category.

The matter has been confirmed by the director himself. He wrote his Facebook, “Congratulations to the team of ‘Kura Pokkhir Shunne Ura’. Heartfelt thanks to all the casts and crew. Our film has been selected in the International Competition: Innovation in Moving Images category at the 28th Kolkata International Film Festival. The festival will start from December 15 and continue till December 22.”

The plot of this film revolves around a family from the Haor region. The film casts Ujjwal Kabir Himu, Jayita Mahalanbeesh Sumi Islam, and others in various roles.

Released on November 4, the debut film of the director had only one theatre, which was the Bashundhara Star Cineplex.

This year a total of 180 films will be screened out of 1,078 films submitted from 57 countries. There are five categories in the festival—Competition Category - International Competition: Innovation in Moving Images, Competition on Indian Languages, Asian Select (NETPAC) Award, National Competition on Documentary, National Completion on Short Fiction. There are also two Non-Competition Categories - Cinema International and Bengali Panaroma.