‘Moyna’ triumphs at Italian indy film festival

The Report Desk

Published: June 22, 2024, 03:55 PM

‘Moyna’ triumphs at Italian indy film festival

A scene from the movie.

Monjurul Islam Megh‍‍`s film "Moyna" (I want to be a Mother) clinched the Special Mention Feature Film award at the Gulf of Naples Independent Film Festival in Italy. 

The 10th edition of the festival was held from June 11 to 14 in Naples.

Megh, who directed the film, expressed his satisfaction at Bangladesh‍‍`s cinema making its mark internationally. 

He acknowledged the responsibility that accompanies such recognition, aiming to surpass expectations with his next projects.

“The film ‍‍`Moyna‍‍` is made to resonate with a wide range of viewers. I firmly believe that its appeal will extend beyond international film festivals to also be appreciated by audiences in our country,” Megh said.

According to the film‍‍`s producer, Alim Ullah Khokon, "Moyna" has received clearance from the Bangladesh Film Censor Board and is scheduled for release in local theaters next September.

Prior to its local release in September, he said the movie will be showcased at several international film festivals.

"Moyna" had earlier garnered the best film production award at the 25th EMMA’S BBC Festival of Multicultural 2023 in London and is scheduled to feature in the 21st Aporia International Village Film Festival in Korea this August.

The screenplay and dialogues of the film were penned by Megh, based on a story by Alim Ullah Khokon. 

The film features a talented cast including Raj Ripa, Kayes Arju, Aman Reza, Affan Mitul, Jilani, Momena Chowdhury, Nader Chowdhury, Subrata, Suchona, Khalilur Rahman Qadri, Shishir, and child artist Jannatul Bhor.

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