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    Iran film stirs debate

    Agence France-Presse . Tehran | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    The Iranian film for next year’s Oscars has stirred controversy at home both over the choice of a downbeat movie and for taking part in the Hollywood spectacle at a time of tense Tehran-Washington ties...

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    New troupes more active in theatre

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    The newly-formed theatre troupes appear to be more active in terms of producing new plays compared to the older groups many of which have been staging the same plays for decades....

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    Artist Mintu Dey wins award in Costa Rica

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:14pm on September 19, 2018

    Artist Mintu Dey has won the second best prize for his watercolour painting ‘Boat on a River’ at the first international watercolour festival held in...

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    German troupe stages play on environment issues

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:12pm on September 19, 2018

    German troupe Die Mimosen staged a play addressing the climate change and environment issues at the Goethe-Institut auditorium in the capital on Tuesday. Through music,...

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    Gangchil’s maharat held

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 06:11pm on September 19, 2018

    The maharat programme of Gangchil, a movie based on road, transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader’s novel, was held at the Dhaka Club on Wednesday. Obaidul...

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    Bangladesh Sangeet Parisad holds show at press club

    Tanzil Rahaman | Updated at 06:07pm on September 19, 2018

    Bangladesh Sangeet Parisad organised a cultural show at National Press Club on Tuesday. The show titled ‘Obhishek 2018’ featured music, discussion and introduction of the...

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    Matthew Rhys wins best drama actor Emmy

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2018

    Welsh actor Matthew Rhys on Monday took home the Emmy for best actor in a drama series for his role in FX’s Cold War spy thriller ‘The Americans’ -- a big win for the critically acclaimed show in its final season....

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    Moviyana to celebrate Ingmar Bergman’s birth centennial

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2018

    Moviyana Film Society will celebrate late renowned Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman’s birth centennial through a two-day workshop and film screening event on Friday and Saturday at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy....

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    Game of Thrones takes top prize at Emmys

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2018

    HBO’s record-breaking fantasy epic ‘Game of Thrones’ stormed back onto the Emmys stage on Monday, winning the coveted best drama series prize on a night full of surprises, including an on-air marriage proposal that stunned the audience....

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    Swanan celebrates 33rd anniversary

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 06:05pm on September 18, 2018

    Recitation organisation Swanan celebrated its 33rd founding anniversary organising a programme at Sufia Kamal auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum on...