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PROGRAM - World Cinemascape - World Cinemascape: Spectrum

World Cinemascape: Spectrum

Live from Dhaka

DIRECTOR Abdullah Mohammad SAAD World Cinemascape: Spectrum구분없음
Nation Bangladesh 201691minDCPb&w Fiction
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Within the pressure-cooker reality of living and surviving in Dhaka, physically handicapped Sazzad lost all his money. Sazzad becomes increasingly desperate to find any means to escape from Dhaka.

  • Review

    A story about a handicapped man named Sazzad struggling to fight for survival in Dhaka, Bangladesh. With stock market’s crash, Sazzad faces in losing all of his assets. In middle of crisis he tries to find a way to leave Dhaka but does not know how to face his girlfriend, Rehana and his brother, Michael. The film sets the background with the hardness of reality that protagonist faces while struggling day and night living in Bangladesh. With life that has no tomorrow, earnestness and the viewing of reality can be seen in the film. Live from Dhaka was awarded for Best Director and Best Performance in 2016 Singapore International Film Festival. The film also adds a new stream to Asian films. In every new film, there is foundation of agonizing and painful cognition of reality. [Lee Sang-yong]

  • Credit

    Director Abdullah Mohammad SAAD
    Screenplay Abdullah Mohammad SAAD
    Producer Shansur Rahman ALVY, Ehsanul Haque BABU, Adnan HABIB
    Cinematography Tuhin TAMIJUL
    Art Director Ali Afjal UZZAL
    Editor Abdullah Mohammad SAAD
    Music Sayba TALUKDER
    Sound Sayba TALUKDER
    Cast Monstafa MONWAR, Tasnova TAMANA, Tanvir Ahmed CHOWDHURY, Mosharrof HOSSAIN


Abdullah Mohammad SAAD

Born 1985 in Chittagong, Bangladesh. He was graduated with a degree in Education and Research from the University of Dhaka before he started making short films and founded his own production company. Live From Dhaka is his debut feature film, which is also official selected at Rotterdam Film Festival in 2016.