Sincerely Yours, Dhaka: Bangladeshi anthology in Busan Film Festival

Sincerely yours dhaka busan

“Sincerely Yours, Dhaka”, a Bangladeshi anthology film, has been selected to screen at Busan International Film Festival, this October.

Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in South Korea is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia, recognizing outstanding film making for the last 22 years.  “Sincerely Yours, Dhaka” is the only entry from Bangladesh. It has been selected in the festival’s “A Window on Asian Cinema” section which highlights different styles and visions within Asian cinema.

The film is the first anthology film of Bangladesh, made up of 11 short films by 11 young Bangladeshi filmmakers. The filmmakers are Abdullah Al Noor, Golam Kibria Farooki, Krishnendu Chattopadhyay, Mahmudul Islam, Md Rabiul Alam, Mir Mukarram Hossain, Nuhash Humayun, Rahat Rahman, Syed Ahmed Shawki, Syed Saleh Ahmed Sobhan and Tanvir Ahsan.

Ranging from bizarre, heartwarming to heartbreaking, this anthology film will take the audience on a bittersweet journey through Dhaka City. A background actor who’ll do anything to be the star. A wannabe gangster who’s out to prove himself. Two young girls who just want to get a drink in a city where alcohol’s illegal. An attempted murder, a stolen car, a refugee crisis – these stories make up Sincerely Yours, Dhaka.
Sincerely Yours, Dhaka is a love letter to a city that is often difficult to love.

11 vignettes by 11 Bangladeshi filmmakers come together to tell fragmented stories about one character – Dhaka City itself.

The film is Produced by Impress Telefilms. It is currently in post-production and will be released in Bangladesh as soon as the censor board gives clearance.

It is a proud achievement for the industry and the nation, for the efforts of young Bangladeshi directors to be recognized, on their first go of this genre and format, on an international platform.

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