Culture Desk Masuma Rahman Nabila, Tauquir Ahmed and Shahiduzzaman Selim have been cast in the roles of late member of parliament Baby Moudud, one of four national leaders and Khandaker Mostak respectively in a new film detailing the tragedy of…
Shanghai Festival selects Aupee Karim’s film
Culture Desk Aupee Karim starrer Debris of Desire (Mayar Jonjal) has been officially selected at the 23rd Shanghai International Film Festival in the Asian New Talent Award category.
‘Nonajoler Kabbo’ wins Torino Film Lab Audience Design Fund
Culture Desk Young director Rezwan Shahriar Sumit’s first feature film Nonajoler Kabbo (The Salt in our Waters) won the prestigious Torino Film Lab Audience Design Fund of €45,000.
Film, TV personalities debate on web series censorship
Culture Desk Three web series – Shihab Shaheen’s 14th August, Sumon Anowar’s Sadar Ghater Tiger, and Wahid Tarek’s Boomerang, have recently come under fire for their alleged depiction of gratuitous violence and objectionable sexual scenes.
Cannes film festival difficult to hold ‘in original form’: organisers
It will be difficult to hold the Cannes film festival in its original form in 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak, organisers said Tuesday, adding they were looking at new ways of hosting the world’s biggest annual celebration of cinema.
Kajol’s short film Devi accused of plagiarism
Priyanka Banerjee’s short film Devi, featuring an ensemble cast including Kajol, Neha Dhupia, and Shruti Haasan, is in hot water after a filmmaking student levelled allegations of plagiarism against it.
No time to release a film: latest Bond delayed on virus fears
LONDON (BSS/AFP) – The makers of the new James Bond movie due for global release next month said on Wednesday it would be delayed until November amid fears over the new coronavirus outbreak. The film, “No Time to Die”, had…
US group plans major film studios near London
US group Blackhall Studios on Wednesday said it planned to build new film studios west of London, creating more than 3,000 jobs.
‘Shonibar Bikel’ to compete in Int’l Film Festival
Culture Desk Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s unreleased film ‘Shonibar Bikel’ is going to participate in the Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema 2020 has begun in Paris from February 11 to February 18. The film will have its competition under…
18th Dhaka Int’l Film Festival ends
Culture Desk Iranian director Reza Mirkarimi’s feature film ‘Castle of Dreams’ won the Best Film Award in the Asian Film Competition segment at the 18th Dhaka International Film Festival, which ended on Sunday at the Main Auditorium of Bangladesh National…
PIL filed against film ‘Good Newwz’
Akshay Kumar’s new release Good Newwz is facing bad news upon release. A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed against the film in Karnataka High Court seeking stay on its release, over the subject matter.
10 films make shortlist for Oscars’ best international film
Ten international films, including widely acclaimed offerings from South Korea, Spain and Senegal, are on the shortlist of movies vying for Academy Award nominations.
Jaaved Jaaferi joins for film Coolie No 1
Known for his comic roles, actor Jaaved Jaaferi is all set to tickle the funny bone of the audience once again as he joined the ensemble cast of the remake of the 1995 hit film Coolie No. 1. The new…
Polanski cancels visit to Polish film school
Director Roman Polanski cancelled a visit planned for Saturday to a film school in his native Poland after students objected to his presence because of rape allegations against him.
China’s ‘The Fourth Wall’ wins prize in Cairo film festival
CAIRO, NOV 30, XINHUA/UNB – The 41st edition of Egypt’s Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF) concluded Friday night at Cairo Opera House with China’s movie “The Fourth Wall” winning an award at the official film section competition.
Actress Tisha to make debut as film producer
Entertainment Desk Two-time National Film Award winning actress Nusrat Imrose Tisha is going to make her debut as a film producer.
Animated adventure film ‘Pets United’ for Chinese theaters
Dhaka-“Pets United,” an animated adventure film, is set for theatrical release on the Chinese mainland on Friday, Nov. 8, according to an official poster released for the film. A Chinese-German joint production, the film is directed by Reinhard Klooss, whose…
Film ‘Vanguard’ set for release on Chinese Lunar New Year
Beijing, Oct. 19 (Xinhua/UNB) — “Vanguard,” an upcoming Chinese action film starring Jackie Chan, is set for theatrical release on the Chinese mainland on Jan. 25, 2020, the Chinese Lunar New Year, according to the China Film Distribution and Exhibition…
Marvel’s Kevin Feige to produce new ‘Star Wars’ film
WASHINGTON (BSS/AFP) – Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige will develop a new “Star Wars” as part of the franchise’s next wave of projects, The Hollywood Reporter said Wednesday.
Bonna Mirza signs for government-funded film ‘Ghor Geosthi’
Entertainment Desk Renowned actress Bonna Mirza has signed up for a government-funded film Ghor Geosthi. The versatile actress has been working on stage, television and in films for the last two decades. She was highly applauded for her eponymous role…
Hollywood French film fest links with Amazon, Netflix
Hollywood’s French film festival will showcase movies from streaming giants Amazon and Netflix next month in a bid to boost Gallic cinema in the United States.
Vivek Oberoi announces film on the ‘true story’
Vivek Anand Oberoi has announced “Balakot: The True Story,” a trilingual project to be produced in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. According to a press release given to Scroll.in, the film will go into production by the end of 2019, and…
Documentary film show begins
Cultural Correspondent A six-day documentary film and project show begins in the city on Monday for the third time to promote independent filmmakers, directors and producers of the South Asian countries. The Dhaka DocLab, a south Asian project market for…
Jaya to star in Indian horror film Bhoot Pori
Entertainment Desk As for the plot of the film Jaya informed that it is a biography of a ghost. A certain woman passes away in 1947. A child of 2019 meets the restless soul of the departed woman, who seeks…
‘Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale’ at Global Film Festival in India
Culture Desk Indian Film Federation and West Bengal Tourist Corporation are jointly going to organise a film festival titled ‘Global Film Festival’ for the first time on August 21. Three films from Bangladesh have been selected for the festival including…
Pedro Costa’s ‘Vitalina Varela’ wins top prizes at Locarno film fest
“Vitalina Varela’, Portuguese director Pedro Costa’s dark portrayal of a Cape Verde woman who flies to Lisbon to bury her husband, scooped the top prize at the Locarno film festival in Switzerland Saturday. The film tells the story of the…
Nuhash Humayun selected for Asian Film Academy 2019 fellowship
Entertainment Desk Bangladeshi film-maker Nuhash Humayun has been selected for The Asian Film Academy 2019 fellowship program. The program is part of the Busan International Film Festival, considered an important festival in Asia. The Asian Film Academy (AFA) is an…
Kabori, Sohel Rana back together in film after four decades
Culture Desk Senior actor Sohel Rana made his debut as an actor with Masud Rana in 1974. He acted opposite National Award winning actress Kabori Sarwar in the film. Now after more than four decades the two are joining for…
Selim’s third film brings back Chanchal along with Siam
Cultural Correspondent Noted filmmaker Giasuddin Selim is about to start with his third film. Titled ‘Pap-punna’ shooting of the film would start after Eid-ul-Azha. Selim has already finished the screenplay and script by himself while two lead male actors have…
Fazlur Rahman Babu in new short film
Culture Desk Kingkor Ahsan is a popular young story writer of recent times. This time a short film titled ‘Kader Ice-cream’ has been made based on a story book of Kingkor Ahsan titled ‘Kissapuran’. The leading character of the short…