Farooki is a Bangladeshi film director, screenwriter and film producer. Farooki is considered one of the leading figures to bring modernism/realism in Bangladeshi Cinema. His works often switch between a real and quasi-real world. Mostofa Sarwar Farooki could be the next South-east Asian filmmaker to break out”, The Hollywood Reporter wrote in the review of his film Television. Variety’s Jay Weissberg wrote. “Mostofa Sarwar Farooki is a key exemplar of Bangladeshi new wave cinema movement”. He is also the pioneer of an avant-garde filmmakers’ movement called “Chabial”. His 2012 feature Television was the closing film of Busan festival and won Grand Jury Prize in Asia Pacific Screen Award 2013 in addition to 5 more international awards from Dubai, Jogja-Indonesia, Asiatica-Roma, and Kolkata. He has just completed his fifth feature titled Ant Story.
9PM: Reception to follow with Director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki
Recipient of Tasveer Emerald Award
Reception will follow upstairs in Fuller Garden Court, catered by Taste. Hor d’oeuvres and wine will be served.
Live performance by Bangladeshi singer Neela to be followed by band
Anjuman: Where Rumba Meets Raga.
Anjuman is a Seattle based Indian fusion group. They combine the rhythmic vitality of salsa drumming with the haunting melodies of India. Phil Georgas – Bass; Seth Littlefield – Percussion; Brandon McIntosh – Sarod