Watch a Cannes Film Festival Award Winning Movie at the Bangladesh Film Festival in New Delhi
Most people think that the Bangladesh film industry does not make great movies. Fortunately, that’s not true. This year there are a couple of gems being shown at the Bangladesh Film Festival in New Delhi. You can catch the winner of the International Critics’ Award in Cannes Film Festival 2002, ‘Matir Moina’ (The Clay Bird), initially banned by the censorship board in Bangladesh. The movie has won nine international film awards.
Here’s a little about ‘Matir Moina’ (The Clay Bird) and a little history to help you understand the context before you watch it at the Bangladesh Film Festival in New Delhi.
Matir Moina (The Clay Bird)
After the British Raj, India was divided into Pakistan and India. Pakistan flanked the North Western and Eastern borders of India. The Pakistan territory in the Eastern borders was known as East Pakistan, which later gained independence from Pakistan and was called Bangladesh. Motir Moina is set against in East Pakistan. The days of unrest that led to the Bangladesh War of Liberation. The film is about a Muslim family that is evolving with the political and cultural changes. The changes in relationships and perspectives are beautifully displayed. Though the film delves into historical events, it is more about the human experience during a very turbulent period.
All movies at the Bangladesh Film Festival in New Delhi are dubbed in Bangla and have English subtitles.
Where: Gate No. 4, Auditorium – 2, Siri Fort Auditorium Complex, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi
7:00 p.m. Movie Name: Ayna, Duration: 116 minutes
2:30 p.m. ‘Ontorjatra’ (The Inner Journey), Duration: 84 minutes
4:30 p.m. ‘Joyjatra’, Duration: 119 minutes
7:00 p.m. ‘Bachelor’ Duration: 155 minutes
2:30 p.m. ‘Rupkathar Golpo’ (The Fairy Tale), Duration: 103 minutes
4:30 p.m. ‘Matir Moina’ (The Clay Bird), Duration: 94 minutes
7:00 p.m. ‘AHA’, Duration: 128 minutes
How Much: Free
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