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Bangla Surf Girls (2021)

Section: Panorama

Director: Elizabeth D Costa, Canada, 2021, 86 min.

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Mon | 13.09 | 14:00 | Golden Apple Cinema, sál 4

An immersive story that takes us into the heart of a slum near Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, where we witness the transformation of young girls who join a local surf club and dare to dream of freedom and escape from a life of drudgery and abuse. The film captures the raw emotions, the family dynamics, and the complex pressures of poverty, juxtaposed against the freedom of the waves. A coming-of-age story in a developing country.

CountryCanada
Production Year2021
Runtime86 min.
Age limit12
LanguageBengali
SubtitlesEnglish, Czech
Directed by Elizabeth D Costa
Story Lalita Krishna
Screenplay Lalita Krishna
Director of Photography Elizabeth D. Costa
Music Ohad Benchetrit/ Justin Small
Edited by Jordan Kawai
Contact In Sync Media
Cast Shobe Meheraz , Aisha Akhtar, Suma Akter
Elizabeth D Costa She is a new directorial talent from Bangladesh. She studied film, then worked in various positions and specializations on media projects and in the TV environment. She made her feature film debut with Bangla Surf Girls (2020), which was produced in Canadian production.