Bangladesh I 24 mins I Drama I 2019 I Bengali w/ English subtitles
Seeking out a better education for their children, a young family migrates from a village to a town. However, in their new neighborhood, they feel unexpected social pressure to purchase furniture to entertain their guests. The film portrays how the family responds to this situation.
This film was inspired by my formative years growing up in villages & small towns in Bangladesh, and deals with the stigmas a family can face for seemingly small choices. It explores the family's dynamics and the layers to each character that are revealed by this new context. I try to capture the family's aspirations in an un-dramatized, grounded manner.
+ Screens with SHORTS PROGRAM 2: Youth
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SUN. APRIL 18 - 3:00PM CT
About the Artist
Nazmus Sakib Himel is a Bangladeshi writer- director. He studied Direction & Screenplay Writing at Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute (SRFTI), Kolkata as an ICCR Scholar (Indian Council for Cultural Relations).
Before pursuing film-making, he studied Mass Communication & Journalism at University of Dhaka.
FURNITURE is his dissertation film at SRFTI. During his tenure at the institute, he also wrote and directed a short fiction, a short documentary and a music video as part of his academic portfolio.
Thank you to our community partner(s) for this screening: the Austin Film Society, and the Austin Film Commission!
Writer/Director: NAZMUS SAKIB HIMEL
Producer(s): NAOMI ALAM
Cinematography: SAURABH SUMAN
Editor: VIBHAV NIGAM
Sound: RITABAN BASU
JYOTIKA JYOTI as 'Parvin'
DEEPAK SUMAN as 'Joynal'
PRIYANKA JANA as Shirin'
DEBJAN PAUL as 'Manik'
Music : LOKESH KANITHI
Art Direction: RANAJIT GHARAI