In this stark moral thriller, selected for the Un Certain Regard section of Cannes, an embattled medical scholar fights institutional sexism.
Bengali widow Rehana Maryam Noor is a busy assistant professor who rules over her medical students and her young daughter with the same cautious eye. When she learns that her supervisor is sexually harassing one of their trainees, she throws herself into a campaign to force the institution to respond. But which will break first: the iron wall that shields abusers or Rehana’s own strict moral code?
Writer/director Abdullah Mohammad Saad tells the propulsive, disturbing story of an individual’s struggle against systemic wrongdoing in his second feature film-the first Bangladeshi film to be selected for the Cannes Film Festival’s Official Selection. With DOP Tuhin Tamijul’s exploratory, claustrophobic camerawork and Azmeri Haque Badhon’s intensely magnetic performance, Rehana Maryam Noor offers a perceptive examination of the injustice of normalization and the costly risks of seeking redress.
”Azmeri Haque Badhon makes an impressive and disturbing impression as a woman whose pursuit of justice threatens to destroy her and those around her.” -Daily Screen.
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