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12:00 AM, May 11, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, May 11, 2018

Magic of Third World premiered at Shilpakala

The Premiere Show of Tritiyo Bishwer Magic -Magic of Third World, a short film by Anwar Hossain Pintu, was held at National Art Gallery auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy today at 6:30pm.Chalachitram Film Society organised the premier show of the film.

Anwar Hossain Pintu, a journalist, film researcher and film critic, began his journey as a filmmaker with this 20 minute short film. The film has been adapted from a 14 line short story by the famous Bengali short storywriter Swapnomoy Chakraborty. The entire film has been shot outdoors. The screenplay, dialogue, costumes and poster of the film has been also written by the director. The main character of the film is played by actor and head of theatre group Nandika, Alok Ghosh. It is the first film produced by Chottogram Satyajit Charcha Kendra. The film was dedicated to the master filmmaker Satyajit Ray and a prime name in the Bangladesh short film movement, Mohammed Khasru.

It has a touch of magic realism. The main character is a homeless man who earns his living by selling objects he finds in the wasteland. His ordinary life is magically changed when he looks through a pipe that he finds in the waste dump. The film presents a critic of effects of capitalism and imperialism of the developed nations over the underdeveloped countries in a metaphorical way.

The film show was followed by a short view exchange session.

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