Akira Kurosawa Film Week in full swing
International Academy of Film and Media (IAFM) together with Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh has, for the first time, organised a weeklong “Akira Kurosawa Film Week, Dhaka 2014” at the main auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum (BNM).
This film week has been organised to introduce late Kurosawa to film lovers in Bangladesh through screening his films in 35mm format.
Shiro Sadoshima, Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh, graced the inaugural ceremony as chief guest while Faizul Latif Chowdhury, DG of BNM, attended the event as special guest on September 19. Apart from the guests, Bibesh Roy, executive director of IAFM and Mirza Abdul Khaleque, chairman of IAFM spoke on the occasion.
Noted filmmaker Jean-Nesar Osman delivered a special speech on Akira Kurosawa at the inaugural programme. The event also includes a three-day workshop titled “Explore Kurosawa” to enrich our understanding of the art of Kurosawa and his creative works. Sanjay Ghosh, an Indian film scholar, has been conducting the workshop which ends tomorrow at Poet Sufia Kamal auditorium of BNM.
Two films – “Sanjuro” and “Seven Samurai” by Kurosawa were screened on the opening day while “Madabayo” and “The Idiot” will be screened today. Two shows (starting at 11am and 6pm) are being held from September 19 to September 22 while three shows (starting at 11am, 3pm and 6pm) will be held on September 23 and 24.