Death of a Poet

2017/Color/71 mins/Bangladesh




Category International Competition: Innovation in Moving Images
Director Abu Sayeed
Producer Abu Sayeed
Screenplay Abu Sayeed
Cinematography Abu Sayeed
Editor Abu Sayeed
Music Abu Sayeed
Set Abu Sayeed
Costume Safia Sultana
Cast Jayanta Chattopadhyay (Poet), Airin Sultana (Death)
Production Company Crowdfunding Film Initiative Bangladesh
World Sales NA
Festival/Awards NA

There are no stars to be seen in the night sky over Dhaka city. Pollution blocks our conversations with the stars. Poet Abid Haider is a lover of nature and he is deeply hurt by this catastrophe. His ideal is an unpolluted atmosphere. He yearns to revel in the sight of night skies twinkling with stars. It is his birthright, also the birthright of the generations to come. This is what he believes. Firm in this belief, he refuses to give up his claim to Earth even after death.

Director:
Abu Sayeed
Abu Sayeed is a Bangladeshi film director, producer and writer. He is one of the pioneers of independent cinema in Bangladesh. As a filmmaker he has made six full-length features and two short films, some of which have received 6 national and 4 international awards. In 1987, at the age of 25, Abu Sayeed makes his first short film "Aborton" and he got the first National Award for this film. In 1997, he got involve with television productions.

Selected Filmography:
2016 - Dressing Table
2010 - Opekkha
2008 - Transformation
2007 - The Flute
2006 - Forever Flows