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19 September 2018

Under Construction nabbed three awards in France


Newsworldbd.com -11.02.2016

UC-FranceUnder Construction nabbed three awards at the Festival International des Cinemas d’Asie de Vesoul in France including the International Jury Award.

Chaired by South Korean filmmaker Im Sang-soo, the jury term the film a “perpetual and substantial depiction of women in an expanding city.”

The two others awards are Emile Guimet Award, given by the Society of Friends of Guimet National Museum of Asian Arts, Paris and Special Mention Critic Award, awarded by the Press Jury composed of Charles Tesson, artistic director of Critic’s Week at Cannes Film Festival, Eithne O ‘ Neill of the French movie magazine Positif and Vincent Malausa, critic of Cahiers du Cinéma. In the forthcoming April, the Guimet National Museum of Asian Arts will hold a special screening of the film at its museum in Paris.

On the concluding day of the festival, these awards were handed over to director Rubaiyat Hossain while she and Shahana Gowshami, the leading actor, were invited to the festival. Prior to delivering the awards, the festival authority opined that the film is a “valiant work of a Bangladeshi woman filmmaker which placed at the heart of society and above all, though its from a woman it’s impartial stance is laudable.”

In response to her second film’s big win in France, the director says on Facebook, “Nothing could make me happier than being appreciated in the land of Agnes Varda and Chantal Akerman. This surely gives me more strength to continue on my filmmaking journey.”

Produced and distributed by Khona Talkies, the film is currently running at Star Cineplex and Blockbuster Cinemas for the third consecutive week. Khona Talkies expresses to hold independent screenings of the film at various cities of the country soon.




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