Dir Tanvir Mokammel; 106 min, 35mm, 2000
The film, based on a renowned novel of the same title, is set in rural East Bengal in the 1940s. It tells the story of a mullah (Muslim priest) who makes his way to fame and fortune by ‘inventing’ a shrine of a holy man in the corner of a village. An interesting look at the play between religion, power and sexuality against the backdrop of Muslim rural culture in South Asia . Winner of the Bangladesh national film award and was shown in the London Film Festival.
Mon 29 Oct 8.00pm