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Shonibar Bikel, Sincerely Yours, Dhaka, in Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival

  • Published at 08:34 pm June 24th, 2019
Sincerely Yours, Dhaka scene
A scene from 'Sincerely, Yours Dhaka' | IMDb

Shonibar Bikel, which is also known as Saturday Afternoon, will be screened in London today and on Thursday at 8pm. Two additional screenings will be held on June 29 at 6pm. On the other hand, the Impress Telefilm Limited production, Sincerely Yours, Dhaka, has already been screened in London on June 23, and will be shown again on June 27 at 6pm

Mostofa Sarwar Farooki's "Shonibar Bikel," and Bangladesh's first anthology film "Sincerely Yours, Dhaka," will be shown at the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival in the UK, with multiple screenings in London, Manchester and Birmingham.

In London, the festival began on June 21 and will end on June 29. In Manchester, the festival will be held from June 26 to June 29, and in Birmingham, from  June 29 to July 1.

"Shonibar Bikel," which is also known as "Saturday Afternoon," will be screened in London today and on Thursday at 8pm. Two additional screenings will be held on June 29 at 6pm. On the other hand, the Impress Telefilm Limited production, "Sincerely Yours, Dhaka," has already been screened in London on June 23, and will be shown again on June 27 at 6pm. 

"Saturday Afternoon" director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki left for London on June 23 to attend the festival. Previously, Farooki went to the Sydney Film Festival for "Saturday Afternoon." Farooki told reporters that after returning from Sydney on June 18, within a matter of days he had to prepare for London. From there, he will travel to Germany for the Munich International Film Festival, which is the biggest summer film festival in that country.

"Saturday Afternoon" will compete in the Cinecopro section; the other films in the category are Elia Suleiman directed Cannes Fipresci prize-winning film "It Must Be Heaven,"  Karim Ainouz's "The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusamo," and "Gaza," the film  which had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival.

Munich International Film Festival will begin on Thursday and will run till July 6. "Saturday Afternoon" will be screened four times_on June 29 and 30, and on July 1 and 4. Farooki also informed that he will have question-answer sessions with the film's audiences in Munich.

Meanwhile, "Sincerely Yours, Dhaka" is also on the road. The film's creative producer and Impress Telefilm's film consultant, Abu Shahed Emon, said in a press statement: "The film last participated in Toronto' South Asian International Film Festival's eighth edition. Previously, the film won the Russian Guild of Film Critics Award on April 30, in the 15th edition of Kazan International Muslim Film Festival. Before that, the film was screened at Bangaluru International Film Festival's 11th edition. It was also screened at Cambodia International Film Festival on May.”

In the beginning of the year, "Sincerely Yours, Dhaka" won the Best Original Screenplay award at the Jaipur International Film Festival. The film was also screened at Kolhapur International Film Festival, Chennai International Film Festival, Indonesia Jogja International Film Festival, Mumbai Third Eye International Film Festival, and Aurangabad International Film Festival.

Last October, the film had its world premiere at the 23rd edition of Busan International Film Festival, which is considered to be Asia's biggest and most important movie event.

"Sincerely Yours, Dhaka" is an anthology film on contemporary Dhaka, made by 11 young directors of Bangladesh. The directors are Golam Kibria Farooki, Mahmudul Islam, Mir Mokarram Hossain, Rahat Rahman, Rabiul Alam Robi, Syed Saleh Ahmed Sobhan, Syed Ahmed Shouki, Tanim Nur, Tanvir, Krishnendu Chatterjee, and Nuhash Humayun.