Life in other words

Life in other words

Abrar Athar
When the ill-tempered Mr Kabir and the rest of his family are having an extraordinarily terrible day, a game of cricket stands as their only hope of coming together .
A self-proclaimed problem child, Athar’s early childhood was spent in both Bangladesh and India. His offbeat worldview on family values is reflected in his debut short film ‘Life in Other Words’, a comedy drama exploring the dynamics of a Bangladeshi middle-class family on possibly the worst day of their lives. A film about simple struggles and finding hope in times of despair, ‘Life in Other Words’ is already making rounds at international film festivals, winning awards including the best screenplay and best short film. Athar has a degree in Film Direction and Television Journalism from the Asian Academy of Film & Television (AAFT) in Noida, India.

Best Trailer Around International Film Festival (2017)

Best Short Film – Gold Movie Awards Goddess Nike (2017)

Best Original Screenplay- Gold Movie Awards Goddess Nike (2017)

Winner Silver Remi, Short Subject Dramatic Adaptation WorldFest Houston (2018)

  • Original title Life in other words
  • Director Abrar Athar
  • Duration 15
  • Production year 2017
  • Aspect 16:9 letterbox
  • Format DCP
  • Category Short Film
  • Subcategory Fiction
  • Gender Drama
  • Nationality Bangladesh
  • Producer Little Big Films
  • Dialogue language Bengali, English
  • Subtitle language English
  • Intérpretes Masum Basher, Ferdousi Ahmed, Aanon H Siddique, Mohammad Hridoy Hossain