Film maker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, who is currently serving as a jury in the 20th Busan International Film Festival, has revealed that his film will chronicle the horrific events at the Holey Artisan Bakery this year.
The film, initially titled Holy Bakery, will be made as a single-shot film, the director disclosed. In his words, the film will be an “intimate and intense” one.
“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,” Farooki exclusively told the American entertainment weekly Variety.
The film is based on the events of 1 July 2016, when militants took hostages at the Holey Artisan Bakery in Gulshan, Dhaka and ended up massacring a total of the 20 hostages.
Cast of the film is yet to be revealed while it’s filming will start from March 2017. Chabial, Farooki’s own production outfit, will produce the film with other partners.
Currently, Farooki is on post-production phase with No Bed of Roses which stars international and local actors including Irrfan Khan, Nusrat Imroz Tisha, Parno Mittra and Rokeya Prachi.