The dynamic duo of the Bangladeshi small screen Tauquir Ahmed and Bipasha Hayat has hit the world-famous Cannes Film Festival 2016, which kicked off in Cannes, France on May 11.
Talented Bangladeshi actor-director Tauquir Ahmed marks his first Cannes venture with his much-anticipated film Oggyatonama. The film, produced by Impress Telefilm Ltd, will see its world premiere on May 17 at 6:30pm in the Cannes Film Festival’s Palace Eye Hall.
The film got the ticket for participating in The Marché du Film, which is the business counterpart of the Cannes Film Festival and one of the largest film markets in the world.
The couple reached the festival on Friday, May 13, accompanied by Faridur Reza Sagor, Ibne Hasan Khan, and Farhadur Reza Probal.
Tauquir Ahmed said, “It is pivotal that Bangladeshi films must be shown to people from all across the world. The Cannes Film Festival is certainly one such platform, and through that we got the opportunity for Aggatonama to make its world premiere. I feel that in the future, our young directors will get the opportunity to participate in the Cannes Film Festival. The current generation of directors in our country is extremely talented and that is how our films will stand out in the world of cinema.”
Oggyatonama is the second Bangladeshi film to get the ticket to the festival. However, the film does not stop here. It also got nominated to compete at the Independet Film Festival to be held in Italy.
Oggyatonama will participate with seven other films from seven different countries – America, China, Japan, Germany, Iran, France and Spain. Tauquir and Bipasha will set off for Italy to attend the competition on May 19. The couple will return to Bangladesh on May 24.