The 18th edition of Amar Bhasar Chalachitra film festival organised by Dhaka University Film Society began on Sunday at the Teachers’ Student’s Centre of Dhaka University.
The six-day festival is screening 18 famous Bengali feature films produced in the last six decades both in Bangladesh and India. Among the films are Satyajit Ray’s Charulata, Ritwik Ghatok’s Titas Ekti Nadir Naam, Mrinal Sen’s Akaler Sondhane, Zahir Raihan’s Anwara, Saidul Anam Tutul’s Adhiyar, Tanvir Mokammel’s Nodir Naam Madhumati, Amjad Hossain’s Bhat De, Anam Biswas’ Debi, Gias Uddin Selim’s Swapnajaal and others.
Besides the feature films, the festival will also screen a number of short films featuring stories on, or inspired by, the language movement.
The organisers will hold a seminar on ‘government patronisation of films’ and confer Hiralal Sen Award on the concluding day of the festival on February 15.
DUFS has been organising Amar Bhasar Chalachitra film festival every year with the slogan ‘Sustha Chalachitra, Sustha Darshak’ since 2000 marking International Mother Language Day.
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