NO BED OF ROSES

Bangladesh

NETPAC

Director: Mostofa Sarwar Farooki
Year: 2017
Duration: 86′
Language: Original Version – Spanish Subtitles
Genre : Drama

Synopsis

Successful movie director Javed Hasan finds himself in a midlife crisis, questioning whether marriage and career have demanded too much from him. A tryst with Nitu,his daughter’s childhood friend, turns into a national scandal. Javed’s loving family is torn apart. He eventually divorces wife Maya and is estranged from daughter Saberi and son Ahir. Javed and Nitu marry, but it’s no bed of roses for the couple as they receive the wrath of judgmental Bangladeshi society. Once close friends, Saberi and Nitu become vulnerable to public shame. Saberi realizes that Nitu has competed against her since childhood. Saberi must now regroup herself and push her mother to explore the grace of independence. In desperation, together they seek strength..

Director’s Biography

Variety’s Jay Weissberg wrote, “Mostofa Sarwar Farooki is a key exemplar of the Bangladeshi new wave cinema movement.” The Hollywood Reporter wrote

“Mostofa Sarwar Farooki could be the next Southeast Asian filmmaker to break out” in the review of his acclaimed 2012 film Television. Television was the closing film at Busan and won The Grand Jury Prize at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Farooki’s fourth feature was selected for numerous international festivals and was Bangladesh’s submission to the Oscars. Farooki, pioneer of the progressive filmmakers’ movement Chabial, set new trends in his country’s film industry in the late 1990s. His body of work has addressed themes ranging from middle class angst to the confines of conservative Muslim concepts of guilt and redemption. Farooki is currently developing his next film.

Festivals and Awards

2018: Munich IFF – Official Selection
2018: Seattle International Film Festival – Official Selection
2018: 28th Afro, Asia, Latin Film Festival – Milan – In competition
2018: CSAFF – Official Selection
2017: Moscow International Film Festival – Kommersant Jury Prize
2017: South Asian Film Festival – Paris – Closing Film
2017: Vancouver International Film Festival – Official Selection
2013: Film Bazaar – Dubai Film Market Award


SCREENING

Saturday 10th Nov

16:00h

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