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BAMBOO STORIES*

Directed by SHAHEEN-DILL-RIAZ | 96' | Germany

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Synopsis

It is midsummer in northeastern Bangladesh. Five men face a dangerous mission. They must conquer the great river with their raft. Their journey will last a month and take them 300 kilometers downstream. Their cargo: 25,000 bamboo logs, which they have to deliver despite endless heat, pouring rain, dangerous rapids, and river pirates who lurk in the dark.

ABOUT DIRECTOR

Shaheen Dill-Riaz was a short film maker in Dhaka before he moved to Berlin in 1992 on a scholarship to study art history. He also studied cinematography at the Film University Babelsberg. Besides working as director, cinematographer and producer in Europe and Asia, Dill-Riaz is also a cine-journalist for several magazines.

FSA Year :   2019
Runtime :  96'
Language :   Bengali,
Country :   Bangladesh, Germany,
Director :   SHAHEEN-DILL-RIAZ
Producer :  Sahaeen Dill-Riaz
Release Year :   2019

FILM AT FESTIVAL

Selection Type: Main
Festival Edition: 2019
Award: Ram Bahadur Trophy For Best Film