3rd London Bengali Film Festival starts

The 3rd London Bengali Film Festival (LBFF) inaugurates on April 12 at the Barbican, with a red carpet reception and the UK premiere of the ground‐breaking documentary film ‘Legend of the Loom.’ The full story of the legendary cloth, Muslin, designed for international audiences, takes the viewer on a breath‐taking 2000‐year‐old journey.
The four day festival is an annual celebration of films from or about the Bengali diaspora. It features various UK premieres, held in London theatres with special guests and discussions inviting audiences from all walks of life. Mainstream films have a global audience, but global stories are also required to be seen by the mainstream audience. LBFF’s objective is to do exactly that.
Munsur Ali, the founder of the London Bengali Film Festival (LBFF) is a British Bangladeshi film maker who has been working in film and media for over 10 years. A full selection of films can be seen on the festival’s website www.lbff.co.uk.
LBFF offers unseen film to audiences looking for alternative artistic movies, seeking unique and untold stories or stories presenting from a different perspective. The organisers’ goal is to get these films to the mainstream audience and expose them on an international platform, while also to advocate the rich artistic historical and modern culture of Bengal and Bengali experiences to the big screen.
The writer and producer of Legend of the Loom will be introducing the film about the cloth from Bengal which was so expensive that it was kept in treasure chests and was also a favourite of English novelist Jane Austen. The festival will also feature movies such as Bilu- A demon within, Bengali Beauty, Meghnadbodh Rohoshya and will honour Sridevi through the screening of her English Vinglish.

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