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‘Under Construction’ to be screened for Women’s Day celebrations

  • Published at 10:55 pm March 6th, 2019
A scene from 'Under Construction'
A scene from 'Under Construction' | Collected

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the director

As a part of its month-long celebration of International Women’s Day, the Red Shift Cinema Club has organized an event titled “What Women Want: The Female Film-Maker Perspective March 2019.” During this event, the club will screen five films made by female film-makers. 

“Under Construction,” an award-winning film by Rubaiyat Hossain, is the second film in the series, which will be screened at The Junction in Niketon, Dhaka on Sunday, March 10 at 7:15pm. 

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the director. 

The film, which stars Shahana Goswami, Rahul Bose, Rikita Nandini Shimu and Mita Rahman, is a story about a Muslim theatre artiste named Roya, who struggles to find herself in the sprawl of urban Bangladesh. Pressured by her husband's wish for children and a traditional life, when she is not interested in motherhood, Roya decides to reconstruct a famous and politically minded play for modern times, reclaiming her identity, her freedom and her sexuality in the process.

The first film in the series was “Frida,” directed by Julie Taymor, which was screened on March 3. The upcoming films in the series are"Waitress,"directed by Adrienne Shelley, to be screened on March 17, "The Beguiled" by Sofia Coppola on March 24, and “Lady Bird” by Greta Gerwigon March 31.