Unnamed (Oggatonama)

mc-logoRobert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center
Rockville, MD

Feature Flm: UNNAMED

Unnamed posterAbout the Film

Oggatonama (the unnamed) is a film about local Life, Love and Hope while portraying a strong message of global Humanity. Despite our race, culture, religion and language – the only spirit makes us human is our sense of global HUMANITY. Humanity is still the key driver for the existence of human civilization. Humanity is the foundation built on the ‘ingredients’ of life, love and hope. Humanity is the spirit that ties us together as families, friends and fellows. The central character, a poor farmer from a remote Bangladeshi village facing challenges at every steps of this storyline, sometime from the bureaucracy, sometime from his peers and finally from the traditional mindset after receiving the dead body of an ‘Oggatonama’ – the unnamed.

Premiered in Marche du film, Cannes 2016
Won Jury Mention Award in Gulf of Naples Independent Film Festival 2016

Cast: Mosharraf Karim, Nipun, Shahed Ali, and more

Tauquir AhmedDirector: Tauquir Ahmed

Tauquir Ahmed, an architect and actor, turned director in both television and cinema. He has made three feature films. Present occupation is film making, screen writing and acting. He completed film diploma from New York Film Academy, 2002. He had training in Theatre Direction from Royal Court Theatre, London (British Council Scholarship, 1995) and Acting (Stage) from ITI training, University of Theatre of Nations, 1989. He started his career as a lead-actor in romantic role in early 1980s. Many of his dramas broadcast on BTV at that time.  Tauquir came out as a Movie-Director by making- Joyjatra, Rupkothar Golpo, Daruchini Dwip.

Runtime: 100 Minutes

Language: Bengali

Genre: Drama

Country: Bangladesh

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Short Film: Stonehearted Woman
Stonehearted Woman posterAbout the Film

The Film is set in pre-independence Bengal. The story opens with a kid entire an old seemingly uninhabited old house in search of a ball and suddenly encountering an old woman who lives herself by all alone . On is that so? The woman and the boy gets into a story telling mode; and as the old matronly woman weaves, a partly fantasy, partly real narration, the film moves towards a terrifying consequence.

Cast: Arijat Chakraborty, Chhanda Chatterjee

Somnath ChakrabortyDirector:
Somnath Chakraborty

Som ( Somnath Chakraborty ) is a young Bengali film director whose work has met with considerable critical acclaim in recent years, both in his native India and abroad. Som was born and raised in Howrah, West Bengal. He attend high school at Sri Ramkrishna Sikshalaya, and studied commerce at Kolkata University. His father was a teacher.
Runtime: 24 minutes

Language: Bengali (English Subtitles)

Genre: Drama

Country: India

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