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25 Apr 2024

Moshari becomes first Bengali film to qualify for an Oscar

Moshari becomes first Bengali film to qualify for an Oscar

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Moshari becomes first Bengali film to qualify for an Oscar

Nuhash Humaynun, writer and director of the short dystopian film ‘Moshari’, was accompanied by household producers, Riz Ahmed and Jordan Peele.

The film’s premise is set in Bangladesh, where residents must sleep under a mosquito net, or moshari, to survive creatures that come out at night wanting blood.

The story follows two sisters, who end up outside their mosquito net for the night. The tagline follows:

Two sisters are forced inside a mosquito net (moshari) to survive — but can they survive each other?

It’s a celebration for the Bengali community as it has become the only Bengali film to qualify for an Oscar.

Variety has predicted Moshari to win an Oscar for Best live action short.

Award-winning producer Jordan Peele will EP this through his own film company, Monkeypaw productions. Riz Ahmed, actor and Oscar winner, also EP this through his company, Left Handed Films.

“’Moshari’ is a unique horror short in that it’s profoundly visual and emotionally striking from the first frame,” said Rosenfeld and Gills. “Nuhash drew us into his dynamic post-apocalyptic world and never let go.

“It’s a film about survival, love and family, but it’s also a terrifying and novel take on what a monster movie can be. Monkeypaw is so grateful to be part of the team.”

You can watch the short film below.

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