Artist Stories: Munem Wasif
Munem Wasif talks about his film Kheyal (2015-18) where he follows four characters through the streets of old Dhaka in Bangladesh. The title is derived from the Arabic word “Khyal” or “Khayal”, which means fiction or imagination. The film shows the enigmatic environments and unique identities that inhabit the historic city.
Wasif describes his film as a work of “magical realism” because it oscillates between real and imaginary narratives, navigating between the conscious and subconscious, and reveals the very different pace of life that inhabits the old city.