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Farooki to make film on Gulshan cafe attack


Dhaka – Bangladeshi filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki has announced plans to make a film on the July 1 militant attack on Holey Artisan Bakery and O’ Kitchen in Dhaka’s Gulshan.The director of “Television” is currently attending the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea as a judge in the short film competition.
He talked about making the new film, titled ‘Holey Bakery’, in an interview at the festival with American entertainment trade magazine Variety.
Farooki plans to turn the incident into a one-shot film.
A one-shot feature film is a full-length film filmed in one long take by a single camera, created to convey the impression of the event as it was.
The technique was used to shoot 2014 Oscar-winning film ‘Birdman’ directed by Alejandro G Iñárritu.
“It will be intimate and intense,” said Farooki. “In that one-shot I believe we will be able to explore the complexity of South Asian politics, the rise of the culture of hatred, the rise of intolerance, the rise of militancy and conflict between the modern Bangladesh and a small segment of those who are conservative.”
The director plans to finish casting by early 2017 and begin shooting in March.
Farooki is currently finishing work on “Doob: No Bed of Roses” starring Indian actors Irrfan Khan and Parno Mittra and Bangladesh’s Nusrat Imroz Tisha and Rokeya Prachi.
Farooki is one of the most visible Bangladeshi directors on the world cinema stage.
His 2012 film “Television” won the Jury Grand Prize at the Asia Pacific Screen awards and a Muhr AsiaAfrica Special Mention at the 2012 Dubai International Film Festival.
The militant attack on Dhaka’s upscale Holey Artisan Bakery on July 1 had killed 22 people, including 17 foreign nationals and two police officers.
Kolkata’s filmmaker Agnidev Chatterjee had previously announced plans to make a film on the attack. The film, titled “Jihad”, will star Rohit Roy and Rituparna Sengupta. – bdnews24.com


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