Father Marino Rigon was a notable individual in Bangladesh's liberation war. The man aided, and provided refuge to the countless freedom fighters of Bangladesh, earning him the title as well.
Finally, Father Marino Rigon's story is set to get the attention it deserves, and on the big screen. A biopic based on his righteous life will be a joint venture of the Italian-Bangladeshi governments.
The biopic titled, Rigon: Tale of a Father is set to start filming this December. Hemanta Sadeeq will be heading the project as a director, and he'd be accompanied by Dr.Shahaduzzaman. Shahaduzzaman will serve as the writer for the film.
In a press conference in Italy, it was disclosed that the film will begin shooting this December. The conference was attended by Father Rigon's siblings and other family members as well.
Father Marino Rigon had been dedicated to improving the education in Bangladesh. He has established 17 educational institutions and has the wonderful expertise to translate literary works.
Father Marino Rigon has translated the works of Rabindranath and Lalon Fakir to Italian, particularly to introduce their work to his fellow countrymen.
The man loved Bangladesh to such an extent; he only agreed to take medical assistance in Italy, after father Rigon's family reassured him that he'd be buried in Mongla.