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Japanese film festival in city from Sep 19

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Staff Reporter
A weeklong Japanese film festival, titled ‘Akira Kurosawa Film Week, 2014’, will begin on September 19 at Bangladesh National Museum in the city.
Japan Embassy in Dhaka, International Academy of Film and Media (IAFM), and Bangladesh National Museum will jointly host the festival to pay tributes to Kurosawa, a renowned Japanese film director, screenwriter, producer and editor.
September 6 was the 16th death anniversary of Akira Kurosawa (1910-1998).
Japanese Ambassador in Dhaka Shiro Sadoshima will attend the inaugural session of the film festival as the chief guest. Director General of Bangladesh National Museum Faizul Latif Chowdhury will be present as special guest.
IAFM chairman Mirza Abdul Khaleque and executive director Bibesh Roy will also be present.
Screenings at the festival will be open for all for film lovers in the country. Some 13 films will be displayed during the festival that will continue till September 24.
A three-day workshop, titled ‘Explore Kurosawa’, will be held from September 20-22 during the festival to help enrich understanding of the art of Kurosawa and his work.
Organizers gave the details at a press conference in the city on Wednesday. First Secretary, Public Affairs/ Culture, Embassy of Japan, Rumi Ariyoshi; Head, Public Affairs and Culture, Japan Embassy in Bangladesh ,Ryoji Tsuge, and IAFM chairman Mirza Abdul Khaleque were present.