A special screening of Humayun Ahmed’s last film “Ghetu Putro Kamola” will be held this afternoon [US local time] at the Beverly Hills Wilshire Auditorium in Los Angeles. The screening is part of the 70th Golden Globe Awards that will take place in January next year.
Judges will see the film competing in the “Foreign Language” category.
This is the first Bangladeshi production to be part of the prestigious ceremony, which along with the Academy Awards culminates the US film industry’s awards season.
According to Golden Globe customs, before screening of a foreign language film the audiences are treated to traditional food of the country the film belongs to. So, the guests will be offered Bangladeshi food prior to the “Ghetu Putro Kamola” screening, according to a press note.
Impress Telefilm Ltd is the producer of the film.
The film provides a detailed account of a strange practice in the lowlands of Bangladesh. Highlighting a cultural tradition that is now extinct — “Ghetu Gaan”, the film depicts the joys and sorrows of the people of this lowland that becomes isolated during the monsoon.
It is essentially a sketch of the landscape and lifestyle
The film became much anticipated in Bangladesh, because of Ahmed’s sudden demise. The film narrates communal bliss, festivity, exuberance as well as a dark and shocking social practice.
The film features Tarique Anam Khan, Munmun Ahmed, Jayanta Chattopadhyay and Mamun in central roles.
The Golden Globe Awards is an accolade bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) — recognising excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign.