‘Maya: The Lost Mother’ to participate in Indian film fest

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 23:36, Jul 14,2020


A poster of ‘Maya-The Lost Mother’.

National Film Award winning filmmaker Masud Pathik’s government grant winning film, titled ‘Maya-The Lost Mother’, is going to participate in Indus Valley International Film Festival (IVIFF) in Delhi, India.

The festival will be held online from August 1 to August 9. The film has previously participated in 13 international film festivals and bagged a few awards.

When contacted, director of the film Masud Pathik said, ‘I am very glad that the film will be screened at Indus Valley International Film Festival in Delhi, India. I made the film for the international audience and had always wanted to send it to different prestigious film festivals across the globe. Due to the sudden outbreak of COVID-19, many film festivals have been postponed and some are being held virtually. The film will be screened on August 7 at 5:00 pm.’

‘Maya-The Lost Mother’ has been inspired by Paris-based Bangladeshi artist Shahabuddin Ahmed’s work titled ‘Nari’ and poet Kamal Chowdhury’s poem ‘Judhdho Shishu’. It portrays the story of war children who are struggling with their identity and the past of their mothers, Biranganas (war heroines).

The film stars Jyotika Jyoti, Tollywood actress Mumtaz Sorcar, Pran Roy, Syed Hasan Imam, Jhuna Chowdhury, poet Aslam Sunny and others.

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