Ontorjatra (‘The Inner Journey’) is a 2006 Bangla film exploring complex issues of identity and dislocation in a diaspora world. A divorced mother and her son return to Bangladesh after 15 years in London after the ex-husband’s sudden death and funeral. The story follows the transforming experience of the mother and son as they come to terms with this loss. For the British-bred son with no memory of his father or “homeland”, the return is a journey of rediscovery and self-actualization. For the mother the journey is a mixture of anxiety in anticipation of a difficult reunion and nostalgia for her youth. By the directors who brought Matir Moina “The Clay Bird” that won several awards among Cannes Film Festival. This film screening is open to the public.
Summer Film Series: Ontorjatra
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 from 05:30pm — 08:30pm
CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium S010
1730 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138