L’ATELIER DU FESTIVAL

DAY AFTER TOMORROW

Directed by : KAMAR AHMAD SIMON

  • Year of production : 2018
  • Country : Bangladesh
  • Length : 90 minutes

Previous films : http://www.cinandovl.com/latelier2017

Synopsis

“What if a river could tell stories? What if a river could narrate the stream… it carries everyday!” Floating entirely on water Day After Tomorrow is a critical-realist portrait of a mini Bangladesh and its forgotten mass. Making a day-night voyage over 200 + kms river-way, crossing rivers, valleys, from the capital to the remotest village of Bangladesh… Framing a sweatshop mother with a new toy for her son, a man and woman returning after loosing the city-battle, a home-bound cleric with radicalized ideas, a politician on his way back before the election… the captain facing the unknown on every ride, the ticket-checker getting worried of his teenage son left at home, the medicine-vendor, the palm-reader are selling hope to the deprived mass, the blind-singer tuning in love, earning a living for the day, everyday! Travelers, divided according to their social dynamics, get on and off all the way, bringing narratives weaving a ballad of the land with promise of a new dawn.

Statement

As 2nd part of my non-fiction Water– trilogy (1st part Are You Listening!, Grand Prix, Cinema du reel Paris), Day After Tomorrow is a ballad of my alluvial land, cruising through its rivers. I take refuge in allegory to make a close-up portrayal of ‘them’, mostly lost in numbers, for the eye of ‘us’. I invite you to a voyage drawn on water to the breadth and width of a land that you may have never travelled before! “Striking, Poetic and philosophical!” – once branded a prospective partner while discarding the project. After winning the best project award in Locarno 2016 (Open Doors), I replied… If it is not poetical, philosophical… why should I care even about films? Waking up every morning in a ‘Trumped’ world this is my way of keep believing in ‘a different world is possible!’.


Credits

KAMAR AHMAD SIMON - Director


Specifications

Language film : Bengali
Working budget: 245 000 €
Financing acquired: 70 000 €

Contacts

Production

BEGINNING PRODUCTIONS / DW
Flat A4 (Old), Plot 1, Road 4, Banani DOHS / 41, 1206 Dhaka BANGLADESH - + 88 02 9833 021 / +

SARA AFREEN / DOMINIQUE WELINSKI - sara.afreen@gmail.com / dwelinski@gmail.com

L'Atelier 2017