Against the trouble political backdrop of the late 60s, Anu, a shy youth from rural eastern Pakistan (now Bangladesh), is sent by his orthodox muslim father to a Madrasah. Here, Anu struggles to adapt to the harshness of monastic life, far from the warmth of the Hindu festivities of his region. The gulf of misunderstanding which widens between his parents, who have stayed in the village, is a reflection of the growing tensions between moderate and extremist forces within the Madrasah and the political upheavals gripping the country and which will lead to civil war…
Born in Bengal in 1957, Tareque Masud received a degree in history at the University of Dacca in 1981. From 1977 to 1982, he was involved in making socially-committed films and experimental shorts. Cofounder of an alternative filmmakers’ forum, he became the center of new cinema in Bangladesh. In 1988, he coordinated the International Short Film Festival of Dacca before moving to New York where he and his wife directed a documentary on the liberation of Bangladesh. In 1995, he moved back to Dacca where he now continues his filmmaking career.
Nurul Islam Bablu
Catherine et Tareque Masud
Kazi Rakib, Sylvain Nahmias
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Title in Original Version : LOiseau dargile