‘Rehana Maryam Noor’ nominated at Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
Abdullah Mohammad Saad's "Rehana Maryam Noor" has been nominated at Hong Kong Asian Film Festival in the New Talent Award section.
The film is scheduled to be screened in November at the festival, in two slots. The first screening will take place on November 6 at Palace IFC, while the second screening will be held at Broadway Cinematheque on November 13.
"Rehana Maryam Noor" recently received the uncut censor certificate from Bangladesh Film Censor Board, and is scheduled to hit theatres by the end of this month.
The film garnered international acclaim at the 74th Cannes Film Festival, with its hard-hitting concept. It was featured in the "Un Certain Regard" section, and received a standing ovation during its premiere at the prestigious festival.
The film was also selected for the Debate section of the 65th British Film Institute of London Film Festival, which is due to run from October 6 to 17. In addition, it is one of the three Bangladeshi films to be selected for the 26th Busan International Film Festival.
The movie depicts the struggles of a single mother, Rehana, who fights to get justice for a medical student who is sexually assaulted by a male professor