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Cannes 2022 to witness vibrant presence of Bangladeshi stars


Published : 18 May 2022 09:07 PM

The 75th edition of Cannes Film Festival commences on Tuesday, and several Bangladeshi film actors are attending the prestigious event representing different projects.

The much-awaited trailer of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's biopic ‘Mujib: The Making of a Nation’ will be premiered at this year's Cannes Film Festival. The 90-second trailer of the Bangladesh-India co-production will be screened at the Indian Pavilion on the third day which is today May 19 of the festival.

To be present on the occasion, Arifin Shuvoo who played the title character of Bangabandhu in the film ‘Mujib: The Making of a Nation’ and Nusrat Imrose Tisha, who played the role of Bangabandhu's wife Renu (Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib), flew to France on Tuesday and they will be joined by Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud at the festival.

Tisha’s husband and acclaimed filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki is also scheduled to join the festival; however, to babysit their daughter Ilham and not to take part in the 2022 Cannes as a filmmaker.

On Sunday, Bangladeshi actor-producer Ananta Jalil and his wife and actress Afia Nusrat Barsha reached France to take part in this year's Cannes Film Festival. They will showcase the trailers of their upcoming films ‘Din-The Day’ and ‘Netri-The Leader’ and meet producers and journalists from different countries, the couple said in a video message posted from Ananta’s Facebook page.

Meanwhile, as every year, seven films from the top seven festivals of the world have been selected for the ‘Fantastic Seven’ event of the Marche du Film segment, highlighting the young talents representing a certain genre, and this year, young Bangladeshi filmmaker Nuhash Humayun's short film 'Moshari' has been selected for this event.

Recently, the film has won the Jury Award for Best Narrative Short at the Atlanta Film Festival (ALTFF) 2022, one of the few Academy Award-qualifying festivals in the world. Nuhash is going to join the festival online as he has been unable to attend the Cannes festival due to his pre scheduled work engagements.

Bidhan Rebeiro, a Bangladeshi film critic and writer, has been selected to serve on the International Federation of Film Critics' jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2022.

Invited as the third-ever Bangladeshi cinema critic to be selected as a member of the Fipresci jury, Rebeiro will walk the red carpet at this year's event and will be present at the festival on May 19.

At the 74th edition of this prestigious film festival last year, Abdullah Mohammad Saad directed and Azmeri Haque Badhon starrer ‘Rehana Maryam Noor' was screened as one of the 18 selected participants of its prestigious Un Certain Regard category, receiving standing ovation from the audiences.

The 75th annual Cannes Film Festival opened on Tuesday with French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius directed ‘Final Cut’ on Tuesday, and the festival will continue till May 28.