Busan: Helmer Farooki Sets December Shoot for ‘Saturday Afternoon’

Eminent Bangladeshi filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki will commence production on Bengali- and English- language film “Saturday Afternoon” in December.

Farooki describes the film as “a thriller where the lives of several people collide on one fateful day.”

Farooki is a Busan Film Festival regular. His “Television” closed the festival in 2012, while his latest, “No Bed of Roses,” starring Irrfan Khan (“Inferno”), is playing in the 2017 A Window on Asian Cinema strand of the festival.

Bangladeshi actress Nusrat Imroze Tisha (“Holud Bani”) is confirmed as one of the leads of “Saturday Afternoon” while Palestinian actor Eyad Hourani is in advanced negotiations. “I read the script and like it. And I am happy that we are gradually going closer to be on board with this really interesting project. The script dissects the world order in a very balanced way,” says Hourani. Casting for the other roles is in progress.

The film is being jointly produced by Abdul Aziz for Jaaz
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