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‘Bodkin Ras’ Director Kaweh Modiri: ‘People Connect With It on a Very Emotional Level’

29 September 2016 8:31 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Kaweh Modiri’s Raindance Film Festival entry “Bodkin Ras,” his feature debut, follows confidently in the footsteps of his first short film, 2010’s somewhat self-explanatory “My Burglar and I.” “It was a film about how I found the burglar who had stolen my laptop and all my work,” the Amsterdam-based director recalls. “He got caught, and when I got my laptop back, I found hours and hours of him, introducing himself, kissing the camera, saying he wanted to be a rapper…” The tables were turned, and suddenly Modiri had “this intimate relationship with him — it was like I was in his bedroom, seeing him very vulnerable.”

Modiri invited the felon to work with him, but his offer was rejected (“He didn’t trust me,” the director laughs). As a result, the film became a mixture of fact and fiction, a concept he has expanded for “Bodkin Ras,” in which »

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