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.
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