Badhon Haque moved to tears as Rehana Maryam Noor gets standing ovation at Cannes screening
Cannes, July 8: Actress Badhon Haque was moved to tears after her film 'Rehana Maryam Noor’ received a 'Standing Ovation' from the audiences at the Sal Dubusi Theater in Cane Pale Do Festival building, following its screening at the 74th Cannes Film Festival's prestigious 'Un Certain Regard' section on Wednesday.
The movie is directed by Abdullah Mohammad Saad, a talented Bangladeshi movie maker.
The screening took place at Bangladeshi time 3:15 pm .
Wednesday's screening was attended by Saad, Badhan, the film's Singaporean producer Jeremy Chua, cinematographer Tuhin Tamizul, production designer Ali Afzal Ujjal, sound engineer Shaib Talukder, colorist Chinmoy Roy and executive producer Ehsanul Babu.
Rehana Maryam Noor became the second Bangladeshi film ever to be showcased in a competitive section at the Cannes- considered by many as the one of the best film festivals across the globe.
The film has generated interest among movie goers and critics all over the world.
With one screening done, the film will have two more screenings at the festival. Both these will take place today, July 8 at 12:30 pm and 2 pm (Bangladeshi time).
Badhon and Saad's film is the first Bangladesh movie to be chosen for Un Certain Regard, which features films that stand out for their out-of-the-box story telling.
Previously, Matir Moina (2002)- directed by the late Tareque Masud, was the first Bangladeshi entry to be screened in competition at the festival.
It won the prestigious FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) award.
Rehana Maryam Noor is Saad's directorial venture. The film narrates the tale of the eponymous private medical college teacher who witnesses an unexpected incident while leaving the college one day. The story follows Noor's protest against the incident and the system.
Afia Tabassum, Afia Zahin, Kazi Sami Hasan, Saberi Alam, Yasir Al Haque along with Badhon and others make the movie's ensemble cast.