Tareque Masud (Bengali: তারেক মাসুদ; 6 December 1956 – 13 August 2011) was an award-winning Bangladeshi independent film director. He was known for directing the films Muktir Gaan (1995) and Matir Moina (2002), for which he won a number of international awards, including the International Critics’ Prize and FIPRESCI Prize for Directors’ Fortnight at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival. He died in a road accident on 13 August, 2011 while returning Dhaka from Manikganj on the Dhaka-Aricha highway after visiting a shooting location. His microbus collided head-on with an oncoming passenger bus. His wife Catherine Masud was also injured seriously in the accident. The movie on which he was working at the time of his death is titled Kagojer Ful (The Paper Flower).
Tareque Masud was born in Nurpur Village, Bhanga Upazila, Faridpur District, Bangladesh. Masud mentioned his website and in many interviews about his childhood experience of studying at a madrasa. The Liberation War of Bangladesh… read more