($12 for members)
Sat. April 16th, 2022 @ 1:30PM
Venue: AFS Cinema
A moral dilemma ... explored with a directorial style that grips like steel"
Rehana, an assistant professor at a medical college, struggles to keep the harmony between work and family, as she has to play all the complex roles of a teacher, doctor, sister, daughter, and mother.
One evening, she witnesses a student storming out of a professor’s ofﬁce, crying. Deeply impacted, Rehana becomes dedicated to pursuing consequences for the perpetrator. She enters a maelstrom of controversy as she confronts aspects of her university, society, and herself that previously lay dormant.
Azmeri Haque Badhon earned international acclaim for her resolute and electric central performance, including 'Best Actress' at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
+ BAMBIRAK (short film)
(Germany, US I German, Dari I 14 mins I dir. Zamarin Wahdat)
When 8-year-old Kati stows away in her father's delivery van, Faruk must juggle his responsibilities as a dad while holding down his first job in a new country.
NOTE: This film is playing only in theaters.
Bangladesh I 107 mins I Drama, Thriller I 2021
Bengali w/ English subtitles
About the Artist
Born 1985 in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Abdullah Mohammad Saad graduated with a degree in education and research from the University of Dhaka. Live from Dhaka, his first feature film, was selected at Rotterdam and won the Silver Screen Award for Best Director at the Singapore International Film Festival.
His second film, Rehana, was the first film from Bangladesh to be featured in Un Certain Regard at Cannes, won the 'Jury Grand Prize' and 'Best Performance by an Actress' Awards at the Asia Pacific Film Awards, and became Bangladesh's Official 2021 Oscar Submission.
What the Critics Say...
WINNER: 'Best Performance by An Actress' - Asia Pacific Screen Awards
"an excellent film, realistic and pragmatic... but also rather entertaining in its thriller premises. Essentially, one of the best films of the year.
- Asian Movie Pulse
Writer/Director: ABDULLAH MOHAMMAD SAAD
Producer(s): JEREMY CHUA
EHSANUL HAQUE BABU
Cinematographer: TUHIN TAMIJUL
AZMERI HAQUE BADHON as 'Rehana'
AFIA JAHIN JAIMA as 'Emu'
KAZI SAMI HASSAN as 'Arefin' '
AFIA TABASSUM BORNOAS as 'Annie'
Production Design: ALI AFJAL UZZAL