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Bangladesh Film Festival 2018 opens in Kolkata

  • Published at 10:45 pm June 26th, 2018
  • Last updated at 10:46 pm June 26th, 2018
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'We are all dreaming big about Bangla films in both Bengals and working hard to take Bangla films to new heights. These events are very important for such causes'

Bangladesh Film Festival 2018 organized by the Federation of Film Societies of India kicked off at Kolkata’s Nandan West Bengal Film Centre on Monday. The four-day event will showcase eight Bangladeshi films. The festival opener was Aka Reza Ghalib’s “Kaler Putul” produced by Impress Telefilm, while Tauquir Ahmed's “Oggatonama” was screened in the evening on the same day.

West Bengal's Information and Technology Minister Bratya Basu, an actor himself, attended the inauguration ceremony. Faridur Reza Sagar was the chief guest with Madhabi Mukherjee, a veteran actor, as special guest.

At the inaugural ceremony Faridur Reza Sagar, managing director of Impress Telefilm Ltd and Channel-i, said: “We are all dreaming big about Bangla films in both Bengals and working hard to take Bangla films to new heights. These events are very important for such causes.”

Other films which are to be screened at the festival include Akram Khan's “Khacha,” Abu Sayeed's “Dressing Table,” Meher Afroz Shaon's “Krishnopokkho,” Iftekhar Ahmed Fahmi's “To Be Continued,” Arun Chowdhury's “Alta Banu” and Animesh Aich's “Voyankor Sundor.”