Official Selection

Shorts (Live Action) Competition

Sundor Chaan (Short Film)

30 minutes|Bangladesh

Director:

Shankha Das Gupta

Country:

Bangladesh

Year:

2019

Film Duration:

30 minutes

Language:

Bengali

Producer:

Shankha Das Gupta , Lucky Moni, Nishant Kumar

Screenwriter:

Shankha Das Gupta

Synopsis

Julia is a prostitute in the red light district of Daulatdia. She is an independent woman, and puts thought into, and takes responsibility for whatever she does. A travelling showman comes to town, and brings his monkey to show tricks that he has taught, and Julia, along with all the people from the neighborhoods, land up watching the so-called game. Yet, the monkey in question is sick, and unable to even get up, forget putting on a show. This embarrasses and angers the showman/owner, who proceeds to beat the ailing monkey senseless. Julia feels her heart going out to the monkey, and goes to the local alcohol stand in search of the owner after the show, and buys the monkey Sundor Chan from him for fifteen thousand takas.

Shankha Director

Shankha Das Gupta

Director

Shankha Das Gupta (B. 1985), a Dhaka-based filmmaker, since 2007. In these 12 years, he has directed numerous fictions and drama series for local television channels. In 2012, this young film maker starts his own production house, FILMY FEATURES. Since it’s inception, this house has directed, produced, and facilitated more than hundreds of films (tele commercials, documentaries and short films) for local and international market. This individual has a strong passion for creating independent films; additionally he also wants to continue the journey of making commercials, documentaries, and short films to have a better understanding of crafting, improving, and broaden his creativity with film making ability.

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