The Bangladeshi short film will premiere under the Open Doors category at the festival
Bangladeshi films have been creating buzz at Locarno International Film Festival, one of the longest-running festivals of the world for last couple of years. This year Aung Rakhine’s short film “The Last Post Office” will premiere under the Open Doors category of the prestigious festival, reports Bangla Tribune.
The news was announced on the official website of the festival. The 11-day-long festival will begin from Wednesday, August 1 and end on Saturday, August 11.
Mahdi Hasan’s short film “A Death of a Rider” and Abdullah Mohamamd Saad’s feature film “Live From Dhaka” will also be screened at the festival.
“A Death of a Rider” and “Live from Dhaka” were released in 2017 and 2016 respectively. However, “The Last Post Office”, was released this year. The film is written by Rajib Rafi and produced by Rubaiyat Hossain. Production house Khona Talkies that work with independent film makers produced the film.
The film features Shariar Ferdous Shazeeb, Ashok Bepari, and Ashish Khondker in different roles.
Aung Rakhine told Bangla Tribune: “Post office is losing its importance day by day in our country. We don’t write or send letters anymore. In my short film, I have shown a post which is to extinct.”
“The film tells story of a postmaster and a postman who work there happily, knowing that they have an uncertain future”, he added.
Aung also informed that end of the year the film will be screened at the Independent Film Festival, and it will be also shown at Dhaka International Film Festival next year.
In 2015, Aung made his debut with "Mor Thengari" (My Bicycle). It was the first Chakma language short film in Bangladesh.