Third London Bengali Film Festival begins April 12 Telefilm Amar Akash Ki Er Cheyeo Choto was telecasted on March 22 on Maasranga television. The telefilm was unique in its story as it tells about a controversial love between a blind novelist and call girl. Written by Ali Aftab and directed by Nahid Babu.The 3rd London Bengali Film Festival (LBFF) opens on the 12th of April at the Barbican, with a red carpet reception and the UK premiere of the ground-bre aking documentary film Legend of the Loom.The full story of this legendary cloth, known us Muslin, designed for international audiences, takes the viewer on a breath-taking 2000-year-old journey.
The four day festival, taking place 12-15th April is an annual celebration of films from or about the Bengali Diaspora, with many UK Premieres, held in London theatres with special guests and talks, inviting audiences from all walks of life.
“Mainstream films have a global audience, but global stories also need to be seen by the mainstream audience. The London Bengali Film Festival does exactly that,” said Munsur Ali, Founder and CEO of LBFF.
A full selection of films can be seen on the festival’s website www.lbff.co.uk. LBFF offers unseen film to audiences looking for alternative artistic cinema, seeking unique and untold stories or stories re-told from another point of view. Munsur Ali, the founder of the London Bengali Film Festival (LBFF) is a British Bangladeshi film maker who has been working in film and media for over 10 years.