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Jalal’s Story





Synopsis

Just as Moses was found in the river Nile, an infant is rescued from a river, and adopted by Miraj, Karim and Sajib in turns over the years, only to be abandoned at the various stages of his life. From innocence to becoming a gangster, the unpredictable currents of Jalal’s journey prove that he is truly a child of the river.

Cast

Nur A Alam Nayon ,Mitali Das,Akter Ahmed ,Ahmed Gias,Tauquir Ahmed


Director :Abu Shahed Emon Language :Bengali Country :Bangladesh
Producer :Faridur Reza,Ebne Hasan Khan Editor :Abu Shahed Emon Screening Type:2D
Cinematographer :MD. Barakat Hossain Year :2014 Duration:108 Mins

ABOUT DIRECTOR



Director Name

Abu Shahed Emon

Director Biography

Abu Shahed Emon is a young Bangladeshi independent filmmaker, who graduated in Psychology from the University of Dhaka. His interest in filmmaking stems from his active involvement in the Dhaka University Film Society Movement, which later on led him to make several short films, documentaries and TV fictions, which have been acclaimed both at home, and abroad. In 2007, Emon studied Communication and Photography at University of Wisconsin, Lacrosse when he went to U.S.A. as a Near East and South Asia Undergraduate Exchange Student, funded by the US Department of State. In 2009, he received the internationally acclaimed Australian scholarship, “Endeavour Awards” which enabled him to successfully complete his Diploma in Screen and Media from Sydney Film School in 2009 and Advanced Diploma in Screen and Media from RMIT University, Melbourne in 2010. Emon’s screenplay ‘Joon and Wendy’ was selected for production in the 2010 Asian Film Academy (AFA) Fellowship Program, where he was awarded the ‘AFA Scholarship Fund’ 2010 for his excellent performance. In 2011, Emon received the prestigious Asian Cinema Fund (ACF) provided by the Busan International Film Festival for his project ‘The Tale of a Policeman’ in the Script & Project Development Category. The Asian Project Market (APM) later on selected the same project, 2011 where the Goteborg International Film Festival (GIFF) awarded it as one of the “Best Pitching” project. ‘The Tale of a Policeman’ also made it to the top 20 projects list by the Beijing International Film Festival 2012’s film market and was a runner up in the International Pitching Competition. Emon’s short film, The Container, was selected in the Wide Angle Section’s Asian Short Film Category for competition in the 17th Busan International Film Festival, 2012. The Container was also awarded the BFC&SHOCS Scholarship Fund for finalizing its completion. After a world premiere, it has been travelling to other international festivals. Emon has recently completed his debut feature film project, Jalal’s Story, which was selected in the New Currents Competition in the 19th Busan International Film Festival 2014. It has also received an Asian Cinema Fund for Post-Production from the festival during the completion of the project. This debut feature has also been selected by the Bangladeshi Oscar committee for representing Bangladesh in the 88th Academy Awards in the foreign language film Category in 2016.