একজন কবির মৃত্যু - DEATH OF A POET

Synopsis of the film

There are no stars to be seen in the night sky over Dhaka city. Pollution blocks our conversations with the stars. Poet Abid Haider is a lover of nature and he is deeply hurt by this catastrophe. His ideal is an unpolluted atmosphere. He yearns to revel in the sight of night skies twinkling with stars. It is his birthright, also the birthright of the generations to come. This is what he believes. Firm in this belief, he refuses to give up his claim to Earth even after death. Because the poet thinks that the human footprint upon Earth, the fruit of all our efforts is deathless, flowing perennially. Death might terminate one branch of thought but it cannot obliterate human endeavor. The enterprise that is life continues.

No heaven will embrace the dead poet, nor will hell consume him. But the Earth doesn’t discard him because he died… upon this soil his footsteps will remain etched forever.

Cast: Jayanta Chattaypadyay, Airin Sultana.

Script, Cinematography, Editing, Direction: Abu Sayeed

Production Status: Complete

Director’s Filmography

Abu Sayeed started his career as a filmmaker through direction of short fiction ‘Abortan’ in 1987. After that his film making has never stopped though slow progress was made. By this time he made 2 short films, 8 full-length movies, and apart from this he also made a large number of fictional TV production. Abu Sayeed is one of the parts of the trend of independent film in Bangladesh. All the films made by Abu Sayeed’s are exhibited in the different international film festival. Abu Sayeed obtained 6 national and 4 international awards on filmmaking.

Filmography

  1. Short and Documentary: a. Abortan (1988, Fiction, 16 mm color. 25 Minutes) b. Dhushar Jatra (1992, Fiction, 16 mm Black& White, 32 Minutes) c. Osomapto Gan (2015, Documentary, digital, 35 Minutes)
  2. Feature: a. Kittonkhola (2000, 16 mm Color. 96 Minutes) b. Shankhonad (2004, 35 mm Color. 102 Minutes) c. Nirontor (2006, 35 mm Color. 95 Minutes) d. Banshi (2007, 35mm Color, 85 Minutes) e. Rupantor (2008, 35mm, Color, 86 Minutes) f. Opekkha (2010, HD, color, Duration 90 Minutes) g. a. Dressing Table (2016, digital, 88 Minutes) h. Ekjon Kobir Mrityu / Death of a Poet (2017, digital, 72 Minutes)

Awards

  1. National Awards: a. Best Short Film for Abortan, National Film Award 1988 b. Best Short Film for Dhushor Jatra. National Film Award 1992 c. Best Film, Direction, Script and Dialogue for Kittonkhola, National Film Festival 2000
  2. International Awards: a. Special Jury Award Silver Peacock for Nirontor, International Film Festival of India 2006 b. Best Film Award for Nirontor, International Film Festival of Kerala 2006 c. FIPRESCI Award for Nirontor, International Film Festival of Kerala 2006 d. Best Film Award for Rupantor, International Film Festival on tribal art and culture 2009.
  3. Other Awards: a. Best Film Award for Abortan, Film Critics Awards 1999 b. Best Film Award for Shankhonad, Meril-Prothom Alo Critics Award 2004 c. Best Director Award for Nirontor, BFFS Calocitro Padok 2006 d. Best Director Award for Opekkha, Meril-Prothom Alo Critics Award 2011
  4. Other Achievements: a. Shankhonad distributed in Switzerland and Austria by Trigon-Film b. HBF for Rupantor 2007, Rotterdam International Film Festival, The Netherlands c. Vision-Sud-Est fund, Switzerland for Banshi 2007.