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Wed 07 Aug

The Salt in Our Waters 18

Part of South Asian Heritage Month 2024
Rezwan Shahriar Sumit, Bangladesh, France, 2020, 100m.

Debut director Rezwan Sumit collected numerous awards, including a Spike Lee Fellowship, to produce this exquisite drama from Bangladesh.

The screening will be introduced by award-winning journalist. Momtaz Begum-Hossain.

Set in the stunning, unlimited vistas of coastal Bangladesh we meet Rudro, a young artist, who after the death of his father, relocates to a remote beach village to find closure and practise his art. Welcomed by the local fishermen and their leader Chairman, Rudro's lifelike sculptures enchant the village boys and his landlord's daughter. But when the fish shoals they rely on suddenly disappear, Rudro’s modern ideas are blamed. As a cyclone approaches, Rudro finds himself centre stage in a primal, elemental conflict between man and nature.

Bengali with English Subtitles

London Film Festival 2020

Busan Film Festival 2020

Director's Statement:

Director Spike Lee was the first person who gave me a grant for this project, not without a warning – 'You are going to shoot a first feature, in Bangladesh, during monsoon, on boats? May Allah be with you! Allahu Akbar!' I might have laughed that day, but he was right. This project – from development to post-production – tested me in ways I never imagined it would. If I were given a second chance would I write a different script? Nope. The Salt in Our Waters made me who I am today.'

Momtaz Begum-Hossain is an award-winning journalist and podcaster who has reported from festivals including BFI London and Cannes. She has delivered workshops for Film London and hosted  Q&As with Film Directors at  venues including the BFI Southbank, Rich Mix, Picturehouse Cinemas and Cineworld.

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