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In a virtual press conference held recently, young Bangladeshi director Rezwan Shahriar Sumit announced that his first feature film Nonajoler Kabbo would premiere at the 64th BFI ..." /> Logo
13th-Sep-2020

BFI London Film Festival selects Nonajoler Kabbo

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Entertainment Desk :
In a virtual press conference held recently, young Bangladeshi director Rezwan Shahriar Sumit announced that his first feature film Nonajoler Kabbo would premiere at the 64th BFI London Film Festival. BFI London is one of the world’s leading film festivals and a vibrant multicultural hub to celebrate diverse global cinema. Sumit's film is one of the 50 films officially selected for this year’s highly competitive slate.
A Bangladesh-France coproduction, supported by acclaimed director Spike Lee, Nonajoler Kabbo stars veteran actor Fazlur Rahman Babu, Tasnova Tamanna (Live From Dhaka), Titas Zia (Mrittika Maya) among others.
A clash-of-cultures tale set in a remote coastal village of Bangladesh, the National grant winning film shines a unique light on love and resilience. When a city-raised sculptor visits a remote fishing village on the Bangladeshi Delta, he finds himself embroiled in a primal, elemental conflict between land and sea, man and nature, past and future.
Regarding the plot, director Sumit said at the conference, “I went to Kuakata with some friends in the summer of 2007. I had a DSLR, and was very keen on documenting my experiences. I saw fishermen in their dinghies, making their way to the heart of the ocean, not fearing bad weather or the frighteningly big waves. That image of men caught in a storm, unfazed by its intensity, stayed with me, and served as the inspiration for Nonajoler Kabbo’s script.” Popular musician Shayan Chowdhury Arnob met director Sumit five years ago. They swapped ideas over coffee at Gloria Jean’s. Arnob later went on to direct music for Sumit’s debut film Nonajoler Kabbo.
This year’s BFI will open with the European Premiere of 12 Years a Slave, director Steve McQueen’s powerful and timely Mangrove and will close with the UK Premiere of Francis Lee’s sublime second feature Ammonite starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan.