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Rehana Maryam Noor

Spring Grants 2020
Current project status: COMPLETED

Abdullah Mohammad Saad / Feature Narrative / Bangladesh, Singapore, Qatar / 107 min / Original Language: Bengali / Interests: Women, Drama, Thriller, Social Issues

Synopsis

Rehana, a 37-year-old assistant professor in a private medical college, struggles to keep the harmony between her work and family as she juggles the complex roles of a teacher, doctor, sister, daughter and mother. Her life starts to spiral out of control on a quiet evening when she witnesses a female student storm out of a professor’s office in tears. Meanwhile, she receives a complaint about aggressive behaviour against her 6-year-old daughter. Both incidents leave a searing impact on her. Unable to accept the madness of this society, Rehana embarks on an extraordinary journey to seek justice for her student and daughter, all the while grappling with her ego, sense of morality and repressed anger.

Credits

Director
Abdullah Mohammad Saad
Screenwriter
Abdullah Mohammad Saad
Producer
Jeremy Chua, Rajib Mohajan, Sydul Khandaker Shabuj, Adnan Habib
Executive Producer
Ehsanul Haque Babu

About the Director

Abdullah Mohammad Saad is a Bangladeshi filmmaker. His first film 'Live from Dhaka' won the Best Director and Best Actor prizes at the Singapore International Film Festival 2016 awarded by Jury Head Naomi Kawase. Subsequently, the film has screened at Rotterdam, Jeonju, Locarno and many other international film festivals. His second film, 'Rehana Maryam Noor', is supported by the Asian Cinema Fund 2018 and Doha Film Institute's Post-Production Grant 2020. It was also selected in the Asian Project Market of Busan International Film Festival 2018.

Production Company Profile

Since 2014, Potocol has focused on the development and co-production of independent Asian films. Helmed by Jeremy Chua, the company has co-produced 'A Yellow Bird' by K. Rajagopal (Cannes Critics' Week 2016), 'A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery' by Lav Diaz (Silver Bear Berlinale 2016), 'Brotherhood' by Pepe Diokno (Karlovy Vary IFF 2016), 'A Family Tour by Ying Liang' (Opening Film, International Competition Locarno IFF 2018), 'Motel Acacia' by Bradley Liew (Tokyo IFF 2019), 'A Love Unknown' by John Clang (IFF Rotterdam 2020) and 'Rehana Maryam Noor' by Abdullah Mohammad Saad.

Metro Video is a Dhaka-based film production company. Currently, it is producing Abdullah Mohammad Saad's second film 'Rehana Maryam Noor' which is now in the post-production phase.

Awards and Festival History


Festivals

WP Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2021

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Jeremy Chua

    Company: 
    Potocol
    Email: 
    jeremy@potocol.co

  • Production Company

    Metro Video

  • Production Company

    Potocol

    Company: 
    Potocol

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