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Bangladeshi filmmaker, actor win big at Singapore Int Film Festival

  • Published at 04:29 pm December 6th, 2016
Bangladeshi filmmaker, actor win big at Singapore Int Film Festival

Mostafa Monwar, the lead actor of the film, was honoured with the Best Performance award. The Silver Screen Awards, which concluded the 27th edition of the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF), were presented at a red carpet gala on Saturday evening, at the Mastercard Theatres, Singapore.

Nepalese drama White Sun, directed by Deepak Rauniyar, was named the Best Asian feature film at the awards.

Live From Dhaka, a 94-minutes drama, depicts a partially handicapped man who lives his days in anguish in a series of vignettes as he tries to find a way to leave Dhaka.

Talking about his film, Abdullah Mohammad Saad told Variety, “I have been living in Dhaka for over a decade. And I have kind of a love and hate relationship with this city. Probably that feeling compelled me to conceive this character who can’t take this city anymore and wants to migrate in search of a better life.”

Khelna Chobi produced the micro-budget film, which also stars Tasnova Tamanna, Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhury, Mosharrof Hossen, Rony Shajjad, Shimul Joy, and Uzzal Afjal.

First introduced by the SGIFF in 1991, the Silver Screen Awards aims to create awareness of the rich filmmaking talents throughout Asia and Southeast Asia.