Cinema, From the Inside Out

How IFFR 2018 pushed the immersive cinema envelope 

By Young Film Critic Fahmim Ferdous

One of my most favorite childhood memories with cinema is sitting on one of the large floor mats placed on an open field in a tiny village called Bibirhat in rural Bangladesh, on a misty January evening of 1994. A local cultural group was holding a film screening by renting a projector and a white screen from the nearest city – an annual village tradition. Hundreds of villagers flocked to the field to watch a movie that I don’t remember the title or story of, but the experience is lucid in memory.

Photo in header: Young Film Critic Fahmim Ferdous