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8th edition: 10 April - 14 April 2019

Bangla (2019 Feature Film)

Phaim Bhuiyan | Italy | 2019 | color | DCP | 87' | Italian, Bengali | e.s.

Based on the life of the filmmaker himself, this romantic comedy tells the story of a second-generation immigrant in Rome. When he falls in love, his butterflies clash with parental expectations. A playful debut that tackles complex themes such as integration, multiculturalism, religion, and identity without losing its light-hearted tone. 
 

Playful, charming debut about 22-year-old Phaim from the multicultural district of Torpignattara in Rome. When Phaim falls madly in love with the liberated Asia, he panics. According to his traditional parents, he must marry a Bengali woman, and according to Islam, sex before marriage is a sin. This is a clash of cultures which is everyday reality for many second-generation immigrants.

Phaim Bhuiyan based Bangla on his own life, playing the lead in a fictionalized version of himself. Comparisons with the recent cinema hit The Big Sick are easy to make and Bangla also proves that the tried and tested romcom formula lends itself perfectly to serious themes. In their own city, Phaim and his friends, who did not acquire Italian nationality until they were 18, are regarded as foreigners and they struggle with their parents' expectations. An honest comedy about integration and identity.
 

Place: The Cinemas 2

Date: 11 April 2019

Time: 13:15

Duration: 1:09

Place: The Cinemas 5

Date: 12 April 2019

Time: 16:45

Duration: 1:09

Year in Festival
2019
Director
Phaim Bhuiyan
Camera
Simone D'Onofrio
Cast
Phaim Bhuiyan
Simone Liberati
Pietro Sermonti
Carlotta Antonelli
Shaila Mohiuddin
Nasima Akhter
Rishad Noorani
Country
Italy
Editor
Roberto Di Tanna
Language
Italian
Bengali
Length
87'
Music
Dario Lanzellotti
Producer
Domenico Procacci
Annamaria Morelli
Production Company
Fandango
TimVision Production
Sales
Fandango
Scenario
Phaim Bhuiyan
Vanessa Picciarelli
Year of Production
2019
Phaim Bhuiyan

 

Phaim BHUIYAN (1995, Italy) is from a Bangladeshi family and studies Video Design and Film at the Istituto Europeo di Design. He worked as an assistant director on several films and has directed music videos and an episode of the Italian TV series Yoroi (2017). His first feature film, Bangla, had its world premiere at IFFR 2019. 

Filmography

Yoroi (TV series, 1 episode), Bangla (2019)