Rehana

Rehana

Bangladesh / 2021 / 107 minutes

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 by this event, Rehana’s life starts to spiral out of control. She gradually descends into obsession, seeking retribution, just as she receives a complaint from the school about her six-year-old daughter’s unusual behaviour… Rehana refuses to accept the madness of the patriarchal society she lives in and will put everything at stake, in order to find justice for her student and her daughter. An official selection of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.

 

A Grasshopper Film and Gravity Films Co-Release.

  • Director

    Abdullah Mohammad Saad

  • Producer

    Jeremy Chua

  • Cast

    Azmeri Haque
    Afia Jahin
    Afia Tabassum

  • “A chilling portrait of the psyche of an unbalanced woman, played with extraordinary intensity by newcomer Azmeri Haque Badhon.”

    — Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter
  • “A directorial style that grips like steel… pulls us irresistibly into Rehana’s world and holds us tantalizingly on the verge of understanding her psyche and predicament."

    — Jonathan Romney, Screen
  • “Powerful. A fascinating study in how we define allyship and how easy it is for bad men to continue unchecked. This is one to watch for when it finds its way off the Croisette.”

    — Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com

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