My Bicycle goes to Russia, Estonia

Cultural Correspondent
A still from My Bicycle.

A still from My Bicycle.

Aung Rakhaine’s debut feature My Bicycle (Mor Thengari) will be screened at two international festivals in Europe.
The film, considered the first Chakma feature film in the country, has been invited to the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in the Estonian city of Tallinn, which began on November 13 and will continue until November 29.
The other festival is Silver Akbuzat International Festival, which is going to be held on December 9-12 at Ufa, the capital city of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia.
Run with English subtitles, the film follows a man who loses his job in the city and returns to village with nothing but a bicycle. Stuck in dire financial constraints and desperate to do anything to provide for his family, he begins to use his bicycle to transport people and goods from his village to the bazaar and back.
He runs into further problems as local goons demand money from him and, failing to get that, break down his cycle.
The film premiered at the 13th International Short and Independent Film Festival in Dhaka on December 5, 2014.

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