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Farooki’s ‘No Land's Man,’ Kamar’s ‘Anyadin’ selected at Sydney Film Festival

200 films from 64 countries will be screened at Sydney this year

Update : 12 May 2022, 05:32 PM

Kamar Ahmed Simon’s latest documentary “Anyadin..” and Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’ “No Land's Man” have been selected for the Sydney Film Festival 2022.

200 films from 64 countries will be showcased at Sydney this year. The festival will run from June 8 to June 19. The official competition line-up includes 12 titles, including Carla Simon’s Golden Bear-winning family drama “Alcarràs.”

A hybrid of the fiction-non-fiction genre, “Anyadin..' had its world premiere at the largest documentary film festival, IDFA’s International Competition section at the Tuschinski Theater in Amsterdam.

Guy Lodge from Variety wrote in his review, “Boarding a creaky, century-old paddle steamer for a two-day river commute from the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka to the country’s Khulna region, Simon documents this journey with both geographical and sociopolitical fascination, drinking in the scenery while wryly observing the tangle of classes, castes and character types on deck.”


Also Read- Kamar Ahmad Simon’s ‘Anyadin…’ to premiere at First Look Festival



The film will be screened at Sydney State Theatre on June 14 and Event Cinemas on June 18. Kamar and producer Sara Afreen will attend the screenings.



The 2021 Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer “No Land’s Man” received its world premiere in the "A Window on Asian Cinema" section at 26th Busan International Film Festival.

 The film will be screened in Sydney on June 16 and 19. Director Farooki and actor Megan Mitchell will attend the screenings.

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