52nd edition

Matir Moina

Tareque Masud

Fortnight 2002, Feature film, 1h34

Synopsis

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…

Casting

  • Jayanto Chattopadhyay
  • Nurul Islam Bablu
  • Rokeya Prachy
  • Russell Farazi

Team

Screenplay
Catherine et Tareque Masud

Image
Sudheer Palsane

Sound
Indrajit Neogi

Editing
Catherine Masud

Music
Moushumi Bhowmik

Set decoration
Kazi Rakib, Sylvain Nahmias

Production

production : Marin Karmitz MK2, 55 rue Traversière, 75012 Paris, France tél. : 33 (0)1 44 67 30 00, fax : 33 (0)1 43 41 32 30 mk2@mk2.com Audiovision (Bangladesh) ventes à l’étranger : MK2 Olivier-René Veillon / Florence Stern tél. : 33 (0)1 44 67 30 55, fax : 33 (0)1 43 41 32 30 distribution : MK2 presse : MK2 / Monica Donati tél. : 33 (0)1 43 07 55 22, fax : 33 (0)1 43 07 17 97, portable : 33 (0)6 85 52 72 97 mdonati@mk2.com

Title in Original Version : L’Oiseau d’argile

Awards

Prix FIPRESCI