Nuhash Humayun's upcoming debut feature "Moving Bangladesh" has been selected for Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes. The business counterpart to the Cannes Film Festival, Marché du Film, is the world's biggest film market.
Produced by Arifur Rahman and Bijon," Moving Bangladesh" was selected for NFDC Film Bazaar's coproduction market in 2020. The best performing projects from the programme have been invited to Marché du Film as part of a collaboration between Film Bazaar and Cannes. While Bangladeshi films in past years have had paid screenings in the Cannes film market, this is an official invitation to Marché du Film's Coproduction Day.
"Making a film takes time and effort; we have been working relentlessly to create something we are proud of and hope to film in mid-2022," shares director Nuhash Humayun. "However, this invitation is a huge boost of confidence for us. It's amazing to know so many people in Bangladesh and beyond belief in this project's journey."
French producer Bich-Quan Tran, as well as Taiwanese producer Patrick Mao Huang, are also part of the project, making Nuhash's first film an international coproduction.
Based on true events, "Moving Bangladesh" tells the story of young entrepreneurs in Dhaka developing an app that could change the face of transport, forever. Although inspired by the story of Pathao, the company has no financial or creative stake in the film as it is a work of fiction.
"After an intense writing process, I am confident about the story and also about Nuhash as a writer and director," expresses Arifur Rahman. "He has that passion and sensibility and is adamant to tell the story he believes in. As a producer, I'm quite sure 'Moving Bangladesh' will be a film that will connect with people."