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Jalal’s Story
2 pm, Saturday, August 22
Year: 2014
Language: Bengali
Running Time: 121 Minutes
Rating: Festival Rating
Director: Abu Shahed Emon
Cast: Arafat Rahman, Mosharraf Karim and Mousumi Hamid
Film Festivals & Awards: Nominated at the Busan International Film Festival under New Current category
Synopsis: Just as Moses was found in the river Nile, an infant, Jalal, is rescued from a river, and adopted by Miraj, Karim and Sajib in turns over the years, only to be abandoned at the various stages of his life. From innocence to becoming a gangster, the unpredictable currents of Jalal's journey prove that he is truly a child of the river. Told in three parts, Jalal’s Story chronicles the life a child by that name, as fate literally carries him down the river from one unwelcoming home to the next.