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Sand City
(Sand City)

by Mahde HASAN


A monk, a materialistic young man and an ethnic-minority woman are linked together by the unstable element of sand, as they exist through a web of fantasy, spiritual practices and repressed sexuality in the ruthless metropolis of Dhaka.
The monk, Karunananda, returns to the city after visiting a monastery that has been demolished by religious fanatics. He collects sand from the debris of the broken Buddha temple and tries to make a sand mandala to recover from his pain. He attempts to concentrate his energy on building this mandala but the constant sounds and noise from the surrounding metropolis distract him.
Emma sets out on her scooter every week to pick up sand for her cat litter. One day, she finds a finger in the sand – an amputated finger with a red painted nail. Instead of panicking, she gradually develops a strange bond with the lone finger.
Hasan works in a sand-washing plant. He steals sand from the plant to make glass at home. What starts out as a solitary activity, soon leads to a fantasy that slowly causes his own destruction.

  • Titre français
    Sand City
  • Original title
    Sand City
  • Titre international
    Sand City
  • Production
    Khona Talkies
  • Producteur délégué
    Aadnan Ahmed, Rubaiyat Hossain
  • Sous-titrage

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