Tauquir Ahmed-directed film “Oggatonama” (“The Unnamed”) has won a special jury mention at a film festival in Italy, following its premiere at the commercial Marché du Film market at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
Tauquir was present to receive the award at the Gulf of Naples Independent Film Festival on May 21. “To be awarded and praised for your work is always inspiring. This award will drive me to make better films,” he told The Daily Star.
“Oggatonama”, yet to be released in the country, is about the life of expatriate workers in the Middle East. The film casts Shahiduzzaman Selim, Fazlur Rahman Babu, Mosharraf Karim, Nipun, Shahed Sherif Khan, Shahed Ali in various roles. Impress Telefilm has produced the film.