Saturday, December 12, 2015

AIFF 2015: Powerful Bengali Film Under Construction

Lots of themes interwoven into this film about a an actress performing aTagori play, Red Oleanders, married to a rich husband who is ready for her to quit acting and have babies.  Her servant who becomes pregnant and leaves to work in a clothing factory.  Concerns that the character she plays, Nandini, is not a realistic woman because she only cares for others and has no self.    She gets a chance to direct a modern version with a modern interpretation, but this conflicts with the wishes of her husband who doesn't take her work seriously and her mother who is becoming more religious.

So much there, all with Dhaka as the backdrop - her fancy apartment and then the hustle and bustle of street life.  Well done and unexpected film

Animation starts soon.

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