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The Clay Bird


The Clay Bird
The Clay Bird
Tareque Masud, 2002
Thu, Sep 16, 2004 8:15 PM
Fri, Sep 17, 2004 8:15 PM
"Easily one of the finest pictures of this year or any other: Masud's expansive fluidity is rapturous, inspired equally by Satyajit Ray and Abbas Kiarostami."
—Elvis Mitchell, New York Times The Clay Bird tells the story of a family torn apart by religion and war in the turbulent period of the late sixties leading up to Bangladesh's independence from Pakistan. A shy young boy is sent away from his rural home to an Islamic school where, far from his family and the colorful festivities of his village, he struggles to adapt to the school's harsh monastic life. This accomplished and emotionally involving tale, with its themes of religious tolerance, cultural diversity, and the complexity of Islam, has universal relevance in today's world. (98 mins.)

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