iub Independent University, Bangladesh

Independent University, Bangladesh

Event

Title

First Alternative Screening of Live from Dhaka

When

16.05.2019 11:30am - 16.05.2019 01:30pm

Where

Lecture Gallery 7002

Category

Film Club Event

Description

Live from Dhaka directed by Abdullah Mohammad Saad is won Best Director and Best Actor Awards at Singapore International Film Festival 2016 and was screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017. The film ran its Dhaka release during March-April, 2019. After its hall release, IUBFC is proud to be the home of its first alternative screening. The producers of the film will grace us with their presence for an open floor discussion after the screening.
This micro-budget film has been revered by critics home and abroad as a new milestone in Bangladeshi cinema.
Panos Kotzathanasis of Asian Film Vault says,
“Abdullah Mohammad Saad pens, directs and edits a film about a man whose already bad situation, constantly worsens, as he realizes that he has no way out and is gradually engulfed by despair. . . This never-ending live nightmare is much reminisced of ancient, Greek tragedies, but without the catharsis that defined them, since the story here is a never-ending downward spiral, from beginning to end.”