Mostofa Sarwar Farooki directed film Doob (No Bed of Roses) has been invited to participate the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) which will be held in Brisbane, Australia. The 11th edition of one of the prestigious international cultural initiative will be held on November 23, 2017.
The director confirmed the news on via a Facebook post on Monday; the movie will be competing in the competitive section. The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) recognize and promote the cinematic excellence and cultural diversity of the vast Asia Pacific region.
In partnership with the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, the newly revived Brisbane International Film Festival is screening a host of Asia Pacific cinema. With titles from the likes of Iran, India and Australia, the program features films in competition for the upcoming awards alongside past winners and a special retrospective of APSA Academy member Andrey Zvyagintsev.
About the movie receiving invitation in this prestigious film award, Farooki expressed his emotions by saying, "We are all very glad. When your film competes with big international movies in big platform, you can't describe the feelings. Though my film Television received awards by competing in the 7th edition of this award, we can't tell whether Doob will bring us awards or not. Still we are hopeful."
The film already bagged Kommersant Weekend Prize in the 39th Moscow International Film Festival. Earlier, No Lands Man, another film of Farooki, received award in the 8th edition of APSA before and the director participated in the jury section in the 9th edition of the same award ceremony.
The film is a joint venture between Bangladesh and India. Produced by Abdul Aziz and Irrfan Khan under the banner of Jaaz Multimedia and Irrfan Khan films and India's Eskay Movies, the film also casts Kolkata's Parno Mittra and Bangladesh's Rokeya Prachy.
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