Berlin-based sales agent Films Boutique will represent worldwide rights for Abdullah Mohammad Saad's film "Rehana Maryam Noor", which is the first Bangladeshi project to make it to a major segment in the Cannes Film Festival.
The film, written and directed by Saad, is produced by Jeremy Chua of Singapore's Potocol, in association with Bangladesh's Metro Video.
The film follows Rehana, an assistant professor at a medical college. She constantly juggles between work and family, playing the complex parts of a teacher, doctor, sister, daughter, and mother. On a fateful day, she sees a student storming out of a professor's office, crying. The event changes Rehana's life forever.
The last film from Bangladesh at Cannes was the late Tareque Masud's Director's Fortnight title "The Clay Bird" in 2002, which won the FIPRESCI award.
"Rehana Maryam Noor" is co-produced by Sensemakers (Bangladesh) and associate produced by Girelle Production (France). Rajib Mohajan, Saydul Khandaker Shabuj and Adnan Habib serve as co-producers, Ehsanul Haque Babu as executive producer and Johann Chapelan as associate producer.