No Land’s Man
Director: Mostofa Sarwar Farooki Starring: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Eisha Chopra, Megan Mitchell Run time: 101 mins | Recommended Certificate: 15 Language: English, Hindi, Urdu, French, Bengali with English subtitles | Year: 2021 | Country: USA, India, Bangladesh, Australia
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In 2019, a man named Naveen (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) disappears from a memorial park in Sydney while travelling with his girlfriend Cathy. Flashback to New York two years earlier, Naveen finds a job at a restaurant where he meets Cathy, but he is never able to truly be himself, struggling to forge an identity as a migrant in the city. As their relationship deepens, Naveen’s lies begin to catch up with him and unable to tell the truth about anything including his name and nationality, his relationship with Cathy is put to the test and his own existence questioned. One of leading figures of new Bangladeshi cinema, Farooki’s latest is a stirring tale of a man desperately seeking to manufacture an identity in a new place that will allow him to just exist.
Q&A with Mostafa Sarwar Farooki
Mostofa Sarwar Farooki