CANNES SPECIAL / Roadmap to Festival De Cannes

With the 72nd Cannes International Film Festival knocking on the door, we give you a rundown of what to look out for on this international cinema harbor.


Bangladesh is a beautiful land brimming with talented individuals in many different fields. Despite the celebrations involving music, dance and culture in Bangladesh, the unsung talents in the fields of film, photography and lyric-writing seldom receive the proper platform to showcase their potential.

‘Celebrating Life’ Back Again!

The premier talent hunt for photography, lyrics and film in Bangladesh, Celebrating Life, is returning once again for its 11th iteration. The official theme launch event took place last Tuesday, 17th April, where this year's theme was

Nooran Sisters

The Nooran Sisters- Sultana and Jyoti Nooran are a Sufi duo, hailing from the Sham Chaurasia gharana of music. They are renowned for their outstanding work done in Coke Studio and various other platforms.

Basudeb Das Baul

I started singing folk songs when I was thirteen years old. I grew up in a village twenty five kilometers away from Santiniketan.

Winners of Celebrating Life 2017 / Photography Contest winners Talk About Their Success

“I didn't expect the award at all,” said Hasan Mahmud Prottoy, the first-place winner of the Celebrating Life 2017 Photography Contest. Prottoy's interest in photography began when he used to play around with his father's film camera from a very young age.

Dr. Nashid Kamal Wins Channel i Music Award

Dr. Nashid Kamal is an accomplished individual known for her academic writings and prowess in music and singing.

Celebrating Life Gala 2017 Coming Soon!

Celebrating Life, the national competition that highlights young talents in the fields of film making, photography and lyric writing, is set to have its exclusive Gala event on 28th October, at International Convention City Bashundhara's Noboratri Hall.

Touring around the Country with “Celebrating Life”

Not many people travel around the country as a part of their job, so I consider myself extremely fortunate. Since the last 10 years, Celebrating Life has been one of Bangladesh's premier lyric, film and photography competition.

A Decade of 'Celebrating Life'

‘Celebrating Life' is a film, photography and lyrics competition held by The Daily Star and Standard Chartered Bank every year since 2008. This year, 'Celebrating Life' has reached is 10th anniversary.

The Queen of the Cannes

This year, veteran actor Nicole Kidman was the undisputed queen of the Cannes Film Festival. The 70th iteration of the prestigious festival saw the screening of four of her films, each of which was highly praised.

Masterclass: Alfonso Cuarón

To be very honest, my journey is not one that I would recommend to anybody. It is frankly a journey filled with insecurities.

Fond Memories Forged at Cannes

Cannes is a gathering place of world-class actors and genius directors. However, it can get quite tiresome seeing the same celebrities gracing their presence nearly every year.


Cannes Film Festival reached its 70th year recently, and to celebrate the occasion, we have collected the 70 most interesting moments that occurred in these glorious 70 years. All these have been compiled from Hollywood Reporter.

“Wind Of Change”- The Phenomenon Returns!

Last year's successful musical program “Wind of Change” returns this year, following much anticipation and hype.

“Wind Of Change”- The Phenomenon Returns!

Last year's successful musical program “Wind of Change” returns this year, following much anticipation and hype.