“Nameless- a journey of no-one” has been selected for San Mauro Film Festival, Italy, as a semi-finalist, after being awarded “Best democracy film” in the Short Fiction category at 16 International Film Festivals, Jaipur, India, last year. The film had been the official selection at Twin Lion International Short Film Festival, India, Rainbow International Film Festival, London, Dhaka International Film Festival and International Film Festival of South Asia, Toronto. It was also among the jury selection for Kimera International Film Festival 2017 in Italy.
The writer and director of the film, Ruhul Robin Khan, told Dhaka Tribune’s Showtime, “’Nameless’ anticipates the universal believe & the practice of human society. Over the issue of sex, gender & religion, all people are a global community… It ends with a symbolic representation of the relation between state and people… In most of the cases the people cannot understand the exploitation of state.”
Khan also said he only submits his films to festivals that have no entry fee.
“It’s my Graduate production. Basically it’s a ‘no budget’ film. That’s why – from actor to director and writer to production boy - I was like one man army,” he said. “It (making the film) was a very horrible experience! I was in trauma until I watched the final line-up. So I think all these achievements are the outcome. I’m really grateful to my team, those guys worked for me without any benefit and especially thanks to my mentor, Mr. Haider Rizvi, He is helping me on my next project as well.”
Khan is a communication specialist by profession. He’s an Anthropology graduate, who started his career as a Television Journalist. To pursue his passion & dream to become a filmmaker, he did a second post-graduation on Television and Film studies in University of Dhaka. Khan made another acclaimed short film, “IDENTITY” (2015) that went to various film festivals in Dhaka and Singapore. This year, he’ll embark on his first feature film, “Tender to the Touch,” which is a psychological drama about how an individual uses religion to fulfil his personal desire.