20 Continuous Shots Followed by Siddhartha / siddhartha Onusrito Bishti Choloman Drishyo
Short-Experimental / 20 min / Language Bengali / 2016 / Bangladesh
Twenty continuous shots linger over the slums of Dhaka, contrasting a young man's search for moments of stillness and clarity with the megacity's constant onslaught of sound and movement. The young man seeks peace on a series of bridges crossing an open sewer while the noises of modern urban life - from radio advertising to religious sermons - babble on without pause.
Siddhartha starts living in a slum finding the meaning of his existence in life. He sees the gray livelihood flowing like a sewer, juxtaposed with sounds of newsreel commentary, political speech, religious sermon and pornography while those sounds seem more visible in 20 repeated and morbid continuous shots followed by Siddhartha.
Abid Hossain Khan
Abid is a young and emerging independent filmmaker interested in making experimental films. “20 continuous shorts followed by Siddhartha” is his debut film.