U.S. Premiere

Furniture

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. 

Director's Note:

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 

VIRTUAL PREMIERE :
SUN. APRIL 18 - 3:00PM CT

About the Artist

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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.


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Thank you to our community partner(s) for this screening: the Austin Film Society, and the Austin Film Commission!

Credits

Crew

Writer/Director:     NAZMUS SAKIB HIMEL

Producer(s):            NAOMI ALAM

Cinematography:  SAURABH SUMAN

 

Editor:                     VIBHAV NIGAM

Sound:                    RITABAN BASU

    

                               

 

Cast

JYOTIKA JYOTI as 'Parvin'
DEEPAK SUMAN as 'Joynal'
PRIYANKA JANA as Shirin'

DEBJAN PAUL as 'Manik'

Music :               LOKESH KANITHI

 

Art Direction:    RANAJIT GHARAI