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Films from Bangladesh lauded at IFFI

MUMBAI: Films and directors from Bangladesh at IFFI this year received their rightful share under the sun. They won special jury awards at the just-concluded IFFI this year.

The Special Jury award went to film director Abu Sayeed for his film Forever Flows with the Silver Peacock and a cash prize of Rs.5,00,000, for writing and directing of a strong drama about
the ambiguities of relationships in a strong middle class family, and the complex portrayal of the fate of a woman sacrificing herself for her kin.


Debutant film director Golam Rabbani Biplobs Swapnadanay (On the wings of dream) which tells the story of economic and emotional struggles of villages in Bangladesh was also recognized for telling a good story.


As good cinema continues to be lauded, it is indeed a sign of good times for countries like Bangladesh where films are made in adverse circumstances. Such awards give the much needed fillip to the starved-for-recognition film industry in that country.

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