RBN Web Desk: Bengali films, both from Kolkata and Dhaka, have been reaching out to global audiences over the past few years. People living abroad, especially in the West, are hungry for good films and expatriate organisations there are doing every bit to promote Bengali films. Recently, Amazon Obhijaan became the first Bengali film to run regular shows in leading theatres in the UK, and more are sure to follow suit.
But what has come as a rare honour for contemporary Bengali cinema, is that director Indrasis Acharya’s Bilu Rakkhosh has been invited to the Liberating Cinema 2017 programme, organised by the film studies department of the School of Philosophical, Anthropology and Film Studies, University of St Andrews, Scotland. The department organises the programme every year where select films from all over the world are exhibited, analysed, and dissected in an exhaustive workshop. The exhibition of films is usually followed by an interactive session with the director, attended by top film critics and experts from UK and beyond.
Indrasis has been invited to attend the programme.
Bilu Rakkhosh released in September 2017 to widespread critical and popular acclaim. It tells the story of a man who starts losing his identity, trying to balance his career and passion, in an increasingly lonely world. His demon within starts to bare its fangs as he struggles to come to terms in a rapidly changing socio-technical age.
The film had Joy Sengupta, Koneenica Banerjee, Kanchana Moitra, and Pradeep Mukherjee in major roles.
BIlu Rakkhosh will be screened at the programme on 1 March.