October 12

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Farooki’s ‘Saturday Afternoon’ Awarded in Japan

 

Despite not getting censor clearance in Bangladesh, popular director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s movie ‘Saturday Afternoon’ (শনিবার বিকেল) is making waves in various film festivals around the world. Not only that, they are winning one prize after another.

In that series, the popular movie ‘Saturday Afternoon’ has won the ‘Kumamoto City Award’ at the 30th Fukuoka International Film Festival in Japan. The director himself has confirmed this information in a Facebook status.

He added: “I also want to thank Fukuoka audience who have voted for our film. Lastly, thanks to my team of cast and crew who worked incredibly hard to make this film a reality!

This year’s 30th Fukuoka International Film Festival in Japan has started on September 20 and will continue till September 24. Earlier, Farooki’s this film won the Net pack Jury Prize in France and the High School Jury Award, two independent jury awards at the Moscow Film Festival. The film was also screened at the Sydney and Munich Film Festivals.

Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s new movie. The thriller film ‘Saturday Afternoon’ was inspired by the attack at Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka on July 1, 2016. The film is a joint production of Bangladesh, India, and Germany.

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