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Sat. April 15th @ 4:00PM
AFS Cinemas
Virtual: April 28- May 1


Bangladesh  I 130  mins I Drama, Mystery, Fantasy I 2022

Bengali, Bangla w/ English subtitles

Winner of 'Best Director' and "Best Actress' at the DC South Asian Film Festival. Bangladesh's Official Oscar Entry for 'Best International Feature'

On a small fishing trawler in the Bay of Bengal, a group of sailors is surpised by a highly unusual catch - a young woman adrift at sea. 

The small, all male crew view this new arrival with a mix of suspicion and attraction. As strange events begin to pile up, the true nature of this visitor is called into question. 


This mysterious and genre-defying tale draws from fairytale and myth to create a new high point in modern Bangladeshi cinema. 

About the Artist

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Mejbaur Rahman Sumon started his career in 2010 as a Television Director after finishing his study in Fine Arts from Dhaka University.

His debut film HAWA, released nationally and globally in 2022, screening at festivals from Kolkata to Osaka.  The film became Bangladesh’s official entry into the 'Best International Feature Film' category of the 95th Academy Awards and was shortlisted for the Golden Globes. 

Since it's release, HAWA has been among the most acclaimed and in-demand titles of Bangladeshi cinema both within Bangladesh and around the globe - cementing Sumon as a rising contemporary voice in the industry. 




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