Directed by an emerging film director Suborna Sanjutee, a short film titled ‘Meenalaap -Fish Monolouge’ will be screened on August 25 at Goethe Institut, Dhanmondi in the city. The short film will be screened as a part of a film festival titled ‘Through Her Eyes’, organised by International Film Initiatives Bangladesh (IFIB). Female directors’ works will be screened at the programme.
The 28-munite film is about the alteration of life while living in a lonely city and about hope. Meenalaap (Fish Monologue) revolves around a Bengali couple migrated from a remote village of West Bengal to Pune city, working in a garments factory and struggling to meet the ends while expecting a child.
The film delves into the psychological changes of them in the realm of urban alienation in the absence of their own family and culture while becoming a mother and father from husband and wife for the first time.
Tushee has won a prestigious award at the 14th Eurasia International Film Festival for her short-film “Meenalap”. She won the Grand Prix prize in short film category at the film festival which was held in Kazakhstan. Tushee directed and wrote the screenplay of the 2017 movie Meenalap which was filmed in India’s Pune. Earlier the film was screened at the auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
She obtained a PG Diploma in Film Direction and Script Writing from Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune. Now she is engaged in film-making in Bangladesh. She has received many awards from different film festivals held in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, India, Armenia, Nepal, Egypt and Dubai.