For its second screening, The Hamlets Pop-Up Cinema travels to Bangladesh and the award-winning film Oggatonama/The Unnamed (2016), written and directed by Tauquir Ahmed. Oggatonama was a hit at home and abroad, winning multiple awards and accolades.
The film was the Bangladeshi entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards. Some other awards the film won include: Best Director and Best Screenplay at Film Fest Kosovo 2016, Best Director at Washington DC South Asian Film Festival 2016, Best Narrative Feature Film at America’s Cutting Edge Film Festival 2016, and a Jury Special Mention at both Italy’s 2016 Religion Today Film Festival in Trento and the 2017 Dhaka International Film Festival.
The Hamlets is organising a free screening at the intimate Close-Up Cinema, which has a capacity of 40 people. The venue has a bar, so guests can turn up early or hang around after the screening for a drink and chat.
Language: Bengali with English subtitles
Date: Wednesday 8th November
Venue: Close-up Cinema, 97 Sclater Street, Shoreditch, London E1 6HR
Start Time: there will be an introduction at 7.45pm followed by the film screening at 8pm.
Tickets: Free, but places are limited. Register on Eventbrite to guarantee your place.