2nd March - 8th March
Rehana Maryam Noor (15)
Director: Abdullah Mohammad Saad
Starring: Azmeri Haque Badhon, Afia Jahin Jaima, Kazi Sami Hassan
Bangladesh, 2021, 1 hour 57 minutes, subtitles
With moral and ethical complexity, this riveting “me-too” drama centres on Rehana, a female doctor at a medical school in Dhaka, who is determined to do the right thing. Whilst being eaten alive by the knowledge that a crime has taken place, Rehana faces enormous pressure as a daughter, sister, widowed mother and professional woman in a patriarchal society. Azmeri Haque Badhon gives a powerful performance as a woman about to sacrifice everything in search of justice. Rehana brilliantly takes Bangladeshi cinema up to a whole new level.
“Rehana packs a seething “enough is enough” message into every twist”
The first Bangladeshi feature selected for Un Certain Regard at Cannes.
Bangladesh’s submission to the Oscars 2022.