Under Construction

Project information

Talent Rubaiyat Hossain
Role of participant Writer, Director, Producer
Director Rubaiyat Hossain
Producer Rubaiyat Hossain, Ashique Mostafa
Screenwriter Rubaiyat Hossain
Status finished

Production details

Running time 88 min
Genre Drama
Year of production 2015
Country of Production Bangladesh
Production Company
Khona Talkies
Website http://www.khonatalkies.com/underconstruction.php


A middle-class Muslim woman struggling to find herself in the sprawl of urban Bangladesh.

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Struggling to find herself in the sprawl of urban Bangladesh, Muslim theater actress Roya suffers from her husband’s wish for children and traditional life. Not interested in motherhood, she decides to reconstruct a famous and politically minded play for modern times, reclaiming her identity, her freedom and her sexuality in the process.

Participation in international festivals / awards

Seattle IFF
Montreal World Film Festival
Stockholm FF
São Paulo IFF
IFF of Kerala
Locarno Film Festival (Open Doors)

Prix du Jury International, Prix Emile Guimet and Mentions spéciales de la critique at Festival international des cinémas d'Asie 2016, France;
Best Emerging Director at NY Asian American Film Festival