Official Selection

Shorts (Live Action) Competition

Sundor Chaan (Short Film)

30 minutes|Bangladesh


Shankha Das Gupta





Film Duration:

30 minutes




Shankha Das Gupta , Lucky Moni, Nishant Kumar


Shankha Das Gupta


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


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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