Well known director Mostafa Sarwar Farooki’s latest film Piprabidya has been nominated for Silver Screen Award, which is the competition section of Singapore International Film Festival. Every year, 10 best Asian films get nominated for the award. This year however, 11 films including Piprabidya were given the nod by the selection committee. Apart from Bangladesh, films from Korea, Japan, India, Taiwan, Philippine, Russia, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia will be competing against each other at the 25th edition of Singapore International Film Festival. The films will be running for awards in four categories—Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematographer and Best Artistes. The names of the winners will be announced on the closing day of the 10-day festival on December 13. This year’s festival will showcase a mammoth total of 147 feature and short films from 50 countries.
In previous years, noted directors from across the world received Silver Screen awards inducing eminent Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan, noted Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul, master filmmaker Lav Diaz from Philippines, and others.
Piprabidya, released nationwide on October 24 and is running successfully in theatres. The film features the struggle of a young middle-class man who strives to become established in the society by controversial means. Noor Imran, Mukit Zakaria, Sabbir Likhon, Mohini Mou and Indian model-actress Sheena Chohan have enacted different roles in the film, which is a production of Impress Telefilms.
-With New Age input