Rickshaw Girl projected at ECU

Rickshaw Girl, directed by Amitabh Reza Chowdhury, screened at the European Independent Film Festival on Sunday, according to a press release.

The film was screened in the virtual edition of the European Independent Film Festival, held April 8-10 in Paris, France.

The festival will soon open its chapter in Bangladesh. The International Film and Media Academy will be in charge of the chapter.

The festival hosted a special screening of the film because Amitabh Reza Chowdhury is an IAFM alumnus, the organization’s executive director Bibesh Roy said.

IAFM Press Coordinator Anarya Murshid said, “The European Independent Film Festival is an important film festival for independent filmmakers. It was the first time a Bangladeshi film was screened at the festival. IAFM alumni can register a number of films for this festival without having to pay an entry fee.

Rickshaw Girl revolves around Naima, a painter of traditional patterns, and her struggles. It is based on Mitali Perkins’ bestselling 2007 novel Rickshaw Girl, which was chosen by the New York Public Library as one of the 100 best children’s books of the past 100 years.

Bangladeshi-born American writer Sharbari Z Ahmed, who won acclaim as the screenwriter of ABC’s “Quantico” TV show, penned the screenplay for the film.

Rickshaw Girl is Reza’s second feature film, which stars Novera Rahman, Naresh Bhuiyan, Allen Shubhro Gomes, Momena Chowdhury, Champa and others.

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