FANTASY IN A CONCRETE JUNGLE
BANGLADESH 14 MIN, 2022
An essay on an unplanned city, Dhaka, from the point of view of an off-screen architect. Traveling from the loud city to the silence of the village, he meets people, incidents and landscapes. The film is a meditation on the nostalgia for the rural past and on finding home in the urbanized present.
Mehedi Mostafa was born in Bangladesh and studied architecture in Dhaka before joining a Mumbai based film school Whistling Woods Int. in India. He finished his diploma in filmmaking with direction specialization in 2017. Currently he is developing two projects – a documentary and a fiction project. He attended Docedge Kolkata, Uniondocs summer documentary lab and Locarno south Asia industry academy. Having studied both architecture and film, his work tends to explore different film styles. His latest short documentary FANTASY IN A CONCRETE JUNGLE (2022) was selected at Clermont-Ferrand ISFF and won the Lab student prize.
- Clermont-Ferrand International short film festival, Lab student prize, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Doker 2023 — Short Competition