Director Tauquir Ahmed’s film Agnatanama is going to premiere at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival that will be held on May 11-22 at Cannes, France.
The film, produced by Impress Telefilm, will be shown in the festival’s Marche du Film category on May 17 at 6:00pm local time.
Faridur Reza Sagar, managing director of Impress Telefilm, Ibne Hasan Khan, director of marketing and sales, and Tauquir Ahmed are scheduled to attend the film’s premiere show at Palais des Festivals et des Congrès.
Agnatanama is Tauquir’s fourth directorial venture, and highlights the challenges facing Bangladeshi expatriates living in the Middle East. It stars Mosharraf Karim, Nipun, Shahiduzzaman Selim, Shatabdi Wadud and Fazlur Rahman Babu.
According to a press release by Impress Telefilm, renowned film distributors Warner Bros, Eros and MK2 had expressed their interest in distributing the film.
Talking to New Age, Tauquir said he will leave Dhaka for France on May 8, attend the premiere show on May 17 and then head to Italy to attend another festival.
‘I am really happy that my film is going to the Cannes. I hope more films from Bangladesh will be featured at the festival in future,’ he added.
Founded in 1946, Cannes Film Festival is considered the most prestigious film festival in the world and is one of the most publicised.
Australian director George Miller has been announced as the President of the Jury for this year’s main competition of the festival, which is going to be opened by American director Woody Allen’s film Café Society.
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