|Role of participant||Writer, Director, Producer|
|Producer||Rubaiyat Hossain, Ashique Mostafa|
|Running time||88 min|
|Year of production||2015|
|Country of Production||Bangladesh|
LoglineA middle-class Muslim woman struggling to find herself in the sprawl of urban Bangladesh.
SynopsisStruggling 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 / awardsSeattle IFF
Montreal World Film Festival
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