Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center
Feature Flm: UNNAMED
About 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
Director: 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.
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
Director: Somnath Chakraborty
Language: Bengali (English Subtitles)