'Alpha' Bangladesh's entry to Oscars

Entertainment Correspondent . Dhaka | Update:

Bangladesh Federation of Film Societies and Oscars Preview Committee chairman Habibur Rahman Khan along with others speaks at a press conference on 21 September, 2019.Filmmaker Nasiruddin Yousuff Bachchu's, 'Alpha', will represent Bangladesh in the 92nd Academy Awards, also known as Oscars, in the foreign language film category.

'Alpha' has been chosen as Bangladesh's official entry for the 92nd Academy Awards, said Bangladesh Federation of Film Societies and Oscars Preview Committee chairman Habibur Rahman Khan at a press conference on Saturday.

"This year, three films were submitted in a bid to attend Oscars in foreign language film category. The films are 'Sanatan Golpo', 'Fagun Haway' and ‘Alpha'. Nine members of the preview committee nominated 'Alpha' for this year’s Oscars," he said to the conference.

Addressing the press conference, Faridur Reza Sagar, one of the key producers of the film and managing director of Impress Telefilm, thanked the selection committee for nominating the film.

The film 'Alpha' was released in Bangladeshi theatres earlier on 26 April.

The film revolves around the life of a rickshaw painter. His adaptation with this mechanised city, Dhaka, and his psychological duels are portrayed in the film.

ATM Shamsuzzaman, Bhaskar Rasha, Alamgir Kabir, Doel Mash, Hira Chowdhury, Isharat Nishat, and Mustafiz Nur Imran, among others, acted in the film.

However, the next Oscars will be presented on 9 February 2020 at Dolby Theatre of Hollywood in Los Angeles of the US.

During the ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will honour the best films in 24 categories.

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