Saturday Afternoon

Directed by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki
2019
Bangladesh, Germany
86 minutes
Unclassified 18+
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Banned in Bangladesh, this audacious film takes us vividly into the horror of a terrorist attack through one astonishing continuous shot, finding heroism in the face of terror.

A pioneer of the Bangladeshi New Wave, director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki (Television, SFF 2013) has, through his films, looked unflinchingly at his country and its people. Here he revisits the Holey Artisan Bakery attack of 2016 in which more than twenty hostages, from several countries, were killed by Islamist extremists. With virtuosic cinematography by Berlinale Silver Bear winner Aziz Zhambakiev, Saturday Afternoon takes us graphically into the attack on a Dhaka restaurant, with one impressive continuous shot. But Farooki is more interested here in the solidarity of the hostages: people of different backgrounds and religions who, in the face of abuse and violence, find a way to remain true to their fundamental beliefs, and try to save as many lives as they can.

Special Guest

Mostofa Sawar Farooki
Director

Tickets

Mon 10 June
2:15pm
Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 1
Past Event Cancel
Thu 13 June
8:15pm
Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 1
Past Event Cancel
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Features, Festival Guests
Original Title
Shonibar Bikel
Year
2019
Classification
Unclassified 18+
Country
Bangladesh, Germany
Language
In English and Bengali with English subtitles
Director
Mostofa Sarwar Farooki
Producer
Abdul Aziz, Anna Katchko, Mostofa Sarwar Farooki
Cast
Jahid Hassan, Parambrata Chatterjee, Eyad Hourani 
Screenwriter
Mostofa Sarwar Farooki
Cinematographer
Aziz Zhambakiyev
Editor
Momin Biswas
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Indian Subcontinent, Politics & Economics, Asia, Biography, Cinephile, Filmmaking, Religion & Belief
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