After winning the debutant director's award in Jaipur International Film Festival in India last February, Abu Shahed Emon's work “Jalaler Golpo” has been selected for the Fajir International Film Festival to be held in Tehran, Iran, from April 25.
The Fajir Festival has been playing a key role in shaping aspiring filmmakers in Iran and the choice of Emon's movie out of entries of over 80 countries is considered significant.
Meanwhile, the film, produced by Impress Telefilm, has got the Censor Board's clearance without any cuts and is expected to hit theatres in Bangladesh in the middle of this year, according to the director.
Besides Jaipur, “Jalaler Golpo” has already been screened in two other international film festivals in Busan (South Korea) and Goa (India).
The film's cast includes Mosharraf Karim, Moushumi Hamid, Tauquir Ahmed, Shormi Mala, Nureh Alam and Mitali Das. Arafat Rahman and Mohd Emon do the title roles.