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PAPER BOAT

We can hear a sound of someone crying and a young man with a discontent eye is carrying an old man into the boat. The boat stops at the river bank and the young man leaves the old man in the desolated bank. The old man is the reflection of all the mankind and the bank where he was left all alone is death.

Next, a little boy sail a paper boat in the river. The paper boat represents the coracle of life of the old man and the two people ,his parents , who plays an important role to sail it.
The beautiful moment of the parents and the child are seen floating in the water as pictures. The most beautiful moment of life always drift down as pictures and in the stream of life the child losses his father as a floating picture.

A boat without a sailor(conductor). A boy and his mother sitting, whereas the metaphor sailor, father, is absent. In the stream of life the cruel fires has seized/snatched/devour the father.
With a confused mind a young boy sitting in the mid-river in a boat alone.

But the journey didn’t ends here, the coracle of life continues, but with new passengers. Even if life snatched many things, people try to leave behind even a tiny bit of his existence. And thus a family is build up(or created).

And, when the time of life given to a person ends, the boat carrying a life is seen taken aback.
In the stream of life, the floating paper boats are the reflection of the people who knows the reality but are still trying to survive in the current of life.

Human life is like a PAPER BOAT on a short-term journey.

  • Rajib Khan Pathan Bappi
    Director
  • Atiqur Rahman Sagor
    Writer
  • Filmmaker Production
    Producer
  • Rakib Boby
    Cinematographer
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 25, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Bangladesh
  • Country of Filming:
    Bangladesh
  • Film Language:
    Bengali
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Biralpakhi Cineclub
    Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    April 16, 2016
    Bangladeshi Premiere
  • KINOPROBA International film school festival & workshop 2016
    Yekaterinburg
    Russian Federation
    December 1, 2016
    International Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 8th International Inter University Short Film Festival 2016
    Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Rajib Khan Pathan Bappi

Rajib Khan Pathan Bappi is an Bangladeshi Experimental Filmmaker. He completed post-graduation on Management. Later he joined Pathshala Cinema department to study film-making.He has written and directed a lot of short films independently. One of his films, ” Kagojer Nouka “, was an official selection at XIII International film schools festival-workshop “KINOPROBA” 2016.And his another films “White Lies” has been officially selected for 14th International Short & Independent Film Festival.He is also a Jury member of Paris International Cinefest 2016.Now he works at Biralpakhi Audiovisual Studio.

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Director Statement

Time is a observation of memories.