The Clay Bird (2002)
Khan’s Ik Company will co-produce the film, described as “a family story about loss and love”, with Bangladesh’s Jazz Multimedia and India’s Essay Movies. Jazz Multimedia will distribute in Bangladesh.
The cast also includes Nusrat Imrose Tisha, who appeared in Farooki’s 2012 drama Television; Rokeya Prachy, whose credits include The Clay Bird, which won the Fipresci prize in Cannes Directors Fortnight in 2002; Parno Mittra and Bratya Basu.
The Bengali and English-language project was selected for the 2013 edition of Film Bazaar, organised by India’s National Film Development Corp (Nfdc), where it won the Dubai Film Market award.
Television, about an imam in a Bangladeshi village who bans TV, closed Busan International Film Festival in 2012 and won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2013 Asia Pacific Screen Awards
Tareque Masud died in a road accident on August 13, 2011.
Set against the backdrop of the turbulent period in the late 60′s leading up to Bangladesh’s independence from Pakistan, Matir Moina tells the story of a family torn apart by religion and war. It is the story of a young boy Anu who is sent off to a strict Islamic school, or madrasa, by his deeply religious father Kazi.
The 98-minute film won the International Critics’ Prize at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
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Masud, who won the international critics prize at the 2002 Cannes film festival for his film 'Matir Moina', died in a road accident in August this year, Saff secretary general Rahul Barua said Thursday.
'Tareque was the first Bangladeshi filmmaker who was recognised by the Cannes film festival,' Barua said. Legendary Bollywood actor Shammy Kapoor, who too passed away in August, would also be honoured.
His use of direct sound (or "live sound", as he called it) was more or less without precedent in subcontinental feature film-making. Consequently, the only appropriate sound equipment available when shooting The Clay Bird was what he and Catherine purchased for the production themselves. Obviously, this was an extra demand on their limited finances. However, the result was an evocative soundtrack that made an important contibution to the immediacy and impact of both the dramatic and musical sequences.
Tareque's next feature, Homeland, shown in 2006 as part of
At the Cannes film festival in 2002, Matir Moina (The Clay Bird) from Bangladesh came as a revelation. Shown in the Directors' Fortnight competition, the film gained the International Critics' award (Fipresci) for its "authentic, moving and delicate portrayal of a country struggling for its democratic rights", thus becoming the first Bangladeshi film to win a prize at Cannes. The Clay Bird was the first film selected by Bangladesh to compete for an Oscar for best foreign-language film and to be given wide international distribution. It was also the first fiction feature directed by Tareque Masud, who has been killed in a car crash at the age of 54.
The Clay Bird, which deals with the impact of religious belief on a family's lives during the struggle for Bangladesh's independence from Pakistan in the 1960s, focuses on a young
Bangladeshi director Tareque Masud died in a car accident in Ghior district of Bangladesh on Saturday.
Masud’s wife, American film producer Catherine Masud suffered from serious injuries. Journalist, cinematographer and currently Head of local television channel Atn Ashfaque Munier Mishuk was another victim of the car crash. The accident happened when the car they were traveling in collided head-on with a bus.
It is reported that the group was returning to Dhaka after visiting a potential location for Masud’s forthcoming film The Paper Flower.
One of the prominent filmmakers of Bangladesh, Masud was known for his documentary Song Of Freedom (Muktir Gaan) in 1995. His film The Clay Bird won a Fipresci prize in Directors Fortnight at Cannes in 2002.
The film that had screenings at various film festivals is the story of a young boy studying at a madrasa and was inspired by Masud’s own education.
The Guardian: "Masud, 55, rose to prominence with the films Muktir Gaan [Song of Freedom] in 1995 and Matir Moina [The Clay Bird] in 2002, the latter based on his experiences as a madrassa student during Bangladesh's war of independence in 1971. The film won a Fipresci prize at the 2002 Cannes film festival and was the first Bangladeshi film to compete for the best foreign-language film award at the Oscars…. Thousands of people gathered at the Central Shaheed Minar monument in Dhaka on Sunday to pay their respects. The education minister, Nurul Islam Nahid, said: 'It is
One of Bangladesh's most prominent and celebrated film-makers died on Saturday when the car in which he was travelling collided head-on with a bus outside Dhaka.
Tareque Masud died along with Ashfaque Munier Mishuk, the head of a local television channel, and three other people. Masud's American-born wife and producer, Catherine Masud, and Bangladeshi painter Dhali Al Mamun are in a serious condition in hospital.
Masud, 55, rose to prominence with the films Muktir Gaan in 1995 and Matir Moina in 2002, the latter based on his experiences as a madrassa student during Bangladesh's war of independence in 1971.
The film won a Fipresci prize at the 2002 Cannes film festival and was the first Bangladeshi film to compete for the best foreign-language film award at the Oscars.
Mishuk, 52, was an eminent cinematographer and journalist who had worked for BBC World,
The director died along with local TV boss Ashfaque Munier Mishuk on Saturday after their vehicle collided head-on with a bus outside Dhaka.
Masud's wife Catherine and painter Dhali Al Mamun were also passengers in the car and they are in a serious condition in hospital, according to reports.
The award-winning director made a series of critically-acclaimed films, including 2002's Matir Moina - which was the first Bangladeshi movie to be nominated for best foreign-language film at the Oscars. The film was based on his experiences as a student during the country's war of independence in 1971.
Education minister, Nurul Islam Nahid, says, "It is a very unfortunate incident for us. Masud through his movies had given a new dimension to liberation war. Mishuk was an immensely talented journalist. It is a national loss."
Thousands of people paid their respects at the Central Shaheed Minar monument in Dhaka on Sunday.
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