Nazmul Haque Talukder is the deputy head of sales and marketing in the S.A Channel (PVt.) Ltd. Here is a short chat with him about the Festival and more:
Have you been here before?
It’s my third travel to Iran. My first trip was in 2016 and the second in 2017. I’m here to purchase TV programs and movies for our channel. I plan to watch many movies and purchase distribution rights. This is a private channel.
How many movies do plan to purchase?
We bought 30 films from Iranian companies in the 2017 Film Market. We take this market very seriously because it helps us air movies from Iran. Our people love to watch Iranian movies and TV series. They watch religious and historical dramas like Iranian TV series Prophet Joseph (2008). Bangladesh is a Muslim country and audiences prefer to watch religious movies and historical dramas.
Tell us about your cinema?
There is no big movie industry in Bangladesh. As I told you, religious and Islamic movies there have a lot of fans. We bought the right to air Prophet Joseph and the reception was amazing. I plan to buy similar movies from the IRIB and the Farabi Cinema Foundation. There are many religious commonalities between the people of Iran and Bangladesh. It makes it easy for me to choose the titles that I know our audiences would love to watch.
Presided over by award-winning writer and director Seyyed Reza Mirkarimi, the 37th Fajr International Film Festival runs until April 26. For further information, please visit our website at www.fajriff.com.