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RICKSHAW GIRL

CREATE / FAMILY

Bangladesh 2020, 102 min  Director Amitabh Reza Chowdhury

In this Bangladeshi drama, feisty young painter Naima (a riveting Novera Rahman) sets out on a quest to save her ailing father. Her artistic gift has blossomed with his encouragement but hasn’t yet proven financially rewarding. Naima’s mother dashes such childish dreams, which sends the frustrated teen off to the big city, determined to earn money for the family’s survival. And she does, by disguising herself as a boy to get a job as a rickshaw driver. Still, Naima’s creative drive has her sneaking every opportunity to paint, and as her vivid artwork comes to life in beautifully animated form, there is hope that her emergence as an artist will be her true salvation. Based on the acclaimed and beloved young adult novel by Mitali Perkins, Rickshaw Girl is a magical ride. –Carol Harada

In English and Bengali with English subtitles

Age 11+

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

We will be joined in person by Amitabh Reza Chowdhury, Director, Eric J. Adams, Producer, and Mitali Perkins, Author, Rickshaw Girl, for an onstage conversation.



Sponsored by JIM BOYCE TRUST and KRIS OTIS

 

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Saturday, Oct 9, 3:30pm, CinéArts Sequoia

$14 Member | $16.50 General | $15 Senior | $8 Students & Youth (12 & Under)

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DIRECTOR

Amitabh Reza Chowdhury has directed over 1,500 TV commercials and has also directed episodic series and television movies. He made his theatrical feature debut with Mirror Game (2016). Rickshaw Girl is his second feature.

FILM INFO

COUNTRY:Bangladesh
YEAR:2020
RUNNING TIME:102min
LANGUAGE:English
DIRECTOR:Amitabh Reza Chowdhury
WRITERS:Naseef Faruque Amin (screenplay), Sharbari Z. Ahmed (screenplay), Mitali Perkins (novel)
PRODUCERS: Eric J. Adams, Ziauddin Adil, Faridur Reza Sagar
CINEMATOGRAPHERS:Niclas Ribbarp, Tuhin Tamijul

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