Director: Amit Ashraf
Country/Year: Bangladesh, 2012
Running Time: 96mins
Language: Bengali with English subtitles
Amit Ashraf in Person
Amit Ashraf’s dynamic script and creative visual vocabulary confirm that something is afoot in Bangladeshi cinema. The gritty, urban streets of Dhaka provide the backdrop for this noirish thriller about men who run away from family and a rickshawallah who is compelled to bring them to justice. Ashraf’s innovative editing and cinematography help to shape this film’s treatment of a common social phenomenon, creating a striking and rarely seen depiction of contemporary Dhaka. An audience favorite at multiple festivals this year, Runaway delivers a layered story filled with visual excitement.
Co Presenters Agami, SpaandanB, Maitri, Narika, International Development Exchange