Noting the commonality of language and cultural history between the two nations, specially between Bangladesh and West Bengal, Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Kolkata Toufique Hasan, said it is a "great opportunity to work jointly and increase cross-border engagements".
National award-winning filmmaker Goutam Ghosh will be the special guest, he said.
The films will be screened at film complexes Nandan and Nazrul Tirtha (in northeastern fringes of the city). The festival will draw the curtain on February 18.
"This is needed for both of us to go ahead jointly," he said.
Films like 'Guerilla'(drama) and 'Chitra Nodir Paare' are being 'screened for the second time on special request' besides new releases like 'Dahan' and 'Putra'.
"Amader Bongobondhu" (docu-drama) will be the inaugural film of the festival.
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