Dhaka: French premiere of Under Construction will be presented at the main competition section of The Festival International des Cinemas d’Asie de Vesoul, taking place from February 3 to 10, 2016. Rubaiyat Hossain, director of the film, has been invited along with the lead actor, Shahana Goswami to attend the festival and the Q&A sessions after screenings of the film.
Under Construction will compete with eight other films in the main section of the festival. The president of the International Jury will be Im Sang-soo, notable director of Korean’s New Wave. Also Charles Tesson, artistic director of Critic’s Week at Cannes Film Festival and former editor of Cahiers du Cinéma will be part of the critic’s jury.
The worldwide, international, European and French Premiere of nine feature films and eight documentary films in the main competition will be submitted to six other juried competitions including Netpac, Critics, Guimet and INALCO awards.
Vesoul’s 22nd International Asian Film Festival is Europe’s oldest and most popular festival of Asian independent and auteur movies in France. Since the festival’s inception as the first Asian Film Festival in France, FICA has actively endeavoured to promote Asian cinema, and discover future leading filmmakers. Countless renowned filmmakers and actors, as well as important figures from film industries and festivals from various regions, visit the city of Vesoul every year to celebrate one of the world’s most energetic film festivals.
In June 2015, Under Construction was introduced in The New Director’s Showcase at Seattle International Film Festival and since then, the film has participated in some major International film festivals including the Montreal World Film Festival, Stockholm Film Festival, Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Festival de Cinema de Bogota, International Film Festival of Kerala, among others. Under Construction won the Golden Durian Award at the Salamindanaw Asian Film Festival in Philippines, Audience Award and Special Jury Mention in Women filmmaker category at the 14th Dhaka International Film Festival.
Under Construction has been running at Balaka, Star-Cineplex, Jamuna Blockbusters and Shyamoli since January 22nd.