15 min. | Fiction | Lithuania, Bangladesh Looking for Co-Producers, Sales Agents, Gap Financing, Film Festivals
Abdul is a 45 years old Bangladeshi, illegal migrant who has been selling roses to tourists in Paris streets for the last 10 years. Abdul was prevented from returning to his native country and from seeing his daughter and wife for all these 10 years. Every day Abdul repeats the same action without any will or authority. One incident brought all the memories he left behind back home. DHAKA - only this word brings a fear in Abdul, Dhaka images and sounds start endlessly spinning round in his memory, making him feel sick, he is dreaming his home like a nightmare. Between reality and his nightmares, Abdul is trapped. He's lost in the transition between day and night, dream and awake.This film is about Abdul's imagination merged into a cinematic vision of day and night, Dhaka and Paris, life and death, loneliness, and loving family.It’s a dizzying visual story without dialogues. Film combines fiction and nonfiction elements, exploring trauma from living in violent and not liveable cities, dream worlds with strong political contexts.
Director: Nuruzzaman KhanWriters: Nuruzzaman Khan and Akvilė ŽilionytėProducer: Akvilė ŽilionytėMain cast: Maznun Mizan, Joyita, Faria and Dalia JuodakytėProduction: Artišokai (LT)