Fagun Haway to open Rainbow Film Fest in UK

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Jul 20,2019


A still from Fagun Haway.

The 20th edition of Rainbow Film Festival in London, UK is going to commence with the screening of Tauquir Ahmed’s language movement film Fagun Haway on July 21.

The festival is featuring more than 30 films from various countries including the UK, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Turkey, Iran, Norway, Jordan, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Greece and Belgium.

Fagun Haway charts and delineates the language movement of 1952. To show the movement, the film does not focus on Dhaka, the centre of the movement, but shows how people of a small town, Khulna, engaged themselves in the movement.

Actress Nusrat Imrose Tisha plays the lead role opposite Siam in the film. Renowned actors Abul Hayat, Fazlur Rahman Babu, Shahidul Alam Sachchu, Ronak Hasan, Faruque Ahmed, Saju Khadem and Shahadat Hossain have also acted in the film.

The film has been produced by Impress Telefilm ltd. It is inspired by Tito Rahman’s language movement-based short story Bau Katha Kao.

The festival, which is featuring film screening, discussion, seminar and others, will feature other Bangladeshi films namely Alta Banu, See You, Komla Rocket, Sanatan Golpo, Amar Jonmobhumi, To Be Continued, Juddhota Chilo Swadhinatar, Glimpse of Dhaka, Jibon O Jibika, Nona Joler Meyeti and Odekha Das.

Besides, the festival will feature Indian Bengali films namely Ashukhwala, Rong Berong Er Kori, Uma, Ek Je Chilo Raja, Pupa and Bhoy O Bhager.

Rainbow Film Society was founded on December 16, 1991 with the motto ‘Better Film, Better Audience and Better Society’.

The organisation has been promoting Bangladeshi films by organising film workshops, film screenings and more. It has been organising Rainbow Film Festival since 2000.

The festival will continue till July 28.

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