US based magazine Variety took an interview of the creative producer of Impress Telefilm’s ‘Iti, Tomari Dhaka’ Abu Shahed Emon who informed that for many days he was planning for this film and while studying at Korea and Australia, he kept thinking about how to return to Bangladesh and make the film.
He said, “All eleven of the films are based on the lives of the lower middle-income group in Dhaka who struggle everyday for bare necessities. At the same time, the stories also reflect the culture and traditions of our society.” When asked on why he chose the number 11, he further stated, “The very first feature film of Bangladesh was ‘Ora Egaro Jon’ so similarly I wanted to create something with eleven new warriors of this generation.”
Impress telefilm’s ‘Iti, Tomari Dhaka’ had its world premiere at the 23rd Busan International Film Festival which began from 4th October and will continue till 13th October. The film was shown under the category of ‘A window on Asian Cinema’. It was also shown on 7th and 8th October with English and Korean subtitles.
The Busan Film Festival will showcase 323 films from 79 countries of which 115 films will have their world premiere and 25 films will host their international premiere.
The omnibus shortfilms are created by 11 young filmmakers and the stories center around Dhaka. The Executive Directors are Faridur Reza Sagor and Ibne Hasan Khan.
Filmmaker Abu Shahed Emon had previously made ‘Jalaler Golpo’ which won the National Film Award under 7 categories and also won praises around the world.