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The God of Small Things

Synopsis: 

Log line (EN): To please the God, one religion must worship her, another must kill her. To save one life, one must sacrifice another.

Synopsis (EN): Saud Jubaer’s debut film “The God of Small Things," is a story told through the eyes of a cow. She is owned by a poor Bengali-Hindu villager and prayed to as a God. When she has to be sold, her new owner sacrifices her in the name of his God. To please the God, one religion must worship her, another one must kill her. 

The film is inspired by the Italian Neorealism. Its action takes place in a remote poverty-stricken village in Bangladesh (known to us from the films of Satyajit Ray), with no electricity, no hospital nearby, and no classrooms in the school. The village people are split and divided by their respective deeply felt and blinding religious identity. They are either the Hindus or the Muslims.

Saud Jubaer, the author of the film, showcases the beauty of both religions: daily rituals, rich traditions, simple lifestyles, and the happy faces of people who practice them. But eventually, we realize that underneath the human layer of each religion lives a blind hyena of religious dogma ready to strike at any moment.

 

Runtime: 
48:00
English subtitle: 
Yes

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Information for the Audience: 

Saud Jubaer’s debut film “The God of Small Things," is a story told through the eyes of a cow. She is owned by a poor Bengali-Hindu villager and prayed to as a God. When she has to be sold, her new owner sacrifices her in the name of his God. To please the God, one religion must worship her, another one must kill her. 

The film is inspired by the Italian Neorealism. Its action takes place in a remote poverty-stricken village in Bangladesh (known to us from the films of Satyajit Ray), with no electricity, no hospital nearby, and no classrooms in the school. The village people are split and divided by their respective deeply felt and blinding religious identity. They are either the Hindus or the Muslims.

Saud Jubaer, the author of the film, showcases the beauty of both religions: daily rituals, rich traditions, simple lifestyles, and the happy faces of people who practice them. But eventually, we realize that underneath the human layer of each religion lives a blind hyena of religious dogma ready to strike at any moment.

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IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5797534/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt

 

Screenings / Awards: 

Winner: “Best Student Film” at the Calcutta International Cult Film Festival, July 2017; Winner: "Best Screenplay" and "Best Cinematography" at the CUNY Film Festival, New York, April 2017; Winner: Jury Award at the Reel City Film Festival, New York, 2016; Nominated: "Best Film," "Best Directing," and "Best Editing" at CUNY Film Festival, 2017; screened at CUNY TV, New York, 2017, Marche du Film, Cannes, 2017; The Lodz Film School of Poland, 2016. 

Directed by: 
Saud Jubaer
Writing credits: 
Saud Jubaer
Cast: 
Samin Sababa Mahmud Alam Hashi
Produced by: 
Robert Tutak
Music by: 
Joy Goswami Sudip Bandyopadhyay
Cinematography by: 
Yann Seweryn
Film Editing by: 
Robert Tutak Anna Adamowicz (addtional editing) Tomasz Glowacki (addtional editing)
Casting by: 
Saud Jubaer Goutom Saha
Art Direction by: 
Saud Jubaer
Set Decoration by: 
Harisul Alam
Costume Design by: 
Goutom Saha
Makeup Department: 
Goutom Saha Samin Sababa
Production Management: 
Manza-e-Arju
Other crew: 
Colorist: Edyta Sek Sound editing: Ewa Bogusz and Robert Tutak Assistant Director: Razaur Rahman
Release Date: 
Monday, September 4, 2017
Official sites: 
www.thegodofsmallthings.com
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