LIFF | Iti, Tomari Dhaka (Sincerely Yours, Dhaka)
EUROPEAN PREMIERE: 23 June, 2019 6:00 pm | Stratford Picturehouse
27 June, 2019 6:00 pm | Genesis Cinema
Run time: 90 mins | Recommended Certificate: 15
Language: Bengali with English subtitles | Year: 2018 | Country: Bangladesh
Seven Bangladeshi filmmakers come together to present a series of short stories as a love-letter to their beloved city of Dhaka. A background actor who’ll do anything to be a star; two young girls who are dying for a drink in a city where alcohol is illegal; a bank scam sparks an attempted murder and a plumber adds fuel to a refugee crisis. Ranging from the bizarre, comical and heart-warming to the heartbreaking, the first ever anthology film made in Bangladesh takes us on a bittersweet yet wild journey through the city of Dhaka.
A writer, comic-creator and independent filmmaker based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Nuhash Humayun has an obsessive love for making things up. Nuhash’s television debut in 2017 took local media by storm and The Background Artist is his first foray on the silver screen.
Syed Ahmed Shawki
Shawki Syed is an acclaimed filmmaker for being an integral part of the Short Film Platform Phenomenon in Bangladesh called ‘Projonmo Talkies’. Shawki has also worked for Television and International web platforms like iflix.
MD Robiul Alam
Started his career in TV. Robiul is known for his modern and creative story telling. Successfully completed some truly memorable and remarkable TV Fiction and Short Films. All his production has the distinction of being unique, no one project of his is like his previous one. Along with being a phenomenal director, Robiul Alam delivers some magnificent scripts as well. Robiul Alam is currently studying at Jadavpur University completing his master’s in film studies.
A true independent filmmaker who is adept in Direction Scripting, Editing and Cinematography. His work in TV has left quite a mark on the local audiences; his 40-minute made for TV Fiction “Buker Bhitor Kichu Pathor Thaka Bhalo” has been awarded with one of the most prestigious awards “Meril Prothom Alo Puroshkar” for best Direction.
Abdullah Al Noor
A fervent film enthusiast and film history buff, Noor turns his passion for films into giving life to immersive audio-visual projects. As one of the founders of Dope Productions Noor has been intricately involved with the Firms every project. Noor has also directed multiple acclaimed shorts and is now currently under the process of making a web series for an international platform.
Working as an independent film and TVC maker for quite a while with success. His passion for making films is what puts his creation well apart. Krishnendu’s creations have been awarded internationally. An Krishnendu has experience working in multiple shorts, Television films as a director.
Syed Saleh Ahmed Sobhan
An Economics and Business graduate, whose love for and knowledge of cinema is hard to be challenged. He has worked as a Director, Producer, Editor and Animator. Know to his peers and audience for his achievement in the web based short film platform ‘Projonmo Talkies’.
Pictured: Iti, Tomari Dhaka (Sincerely Yours, Dhaka) Film Still, Dir. Various