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Bangladesh to submit 'Rehana Maryam Noor' to Oscars this year

  • Published at 05:43 pm October 18th, 2021
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Still from 'Rehana Maryam Noor'| Collected

Earlier, 'Rehana Maryam Noor' was selected for the 74th Cannes Film Festival as the first Bangladeshi and the only South Asian film at the Un Certain Regard section

Director Abdullah Mohammad Saad's second directorial effort "Rehana Maryam Noor" is set to be Bangladesh's only submission to the 94th Academy Awards this year. 

The Coordinator of Oscar Committee Bangladesh, Abdullah Al Maruf told media outlets, "Within a day or two, the judging panel will preview the film to check its technical qualities before sending it to the Oscars."

Prominent personality Habibur Rahman is heading the nine-member committee in charge of selecting the Bangladeshi films for the Best International Feature Film category of the Oscars.

Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the 94th Academy Awards ceremony will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. 

Earlier, Rehana Maryam Noor” was selected for the 74th Cannes Film Festival as the first Bangladeshi and the only South Asian film at the “Un Certain Regard” section.

After Cannes, “Rehana Maryam Noor” was invited to Melbourne, Busan and London Film Festivals. 

The film’s premise revolves around a private medical college teacher, Rehana, who singe-handedly wages a fight for justice on behalf of her 6-year-old daughter and one of her college students.

The film was submitted to the Bangladesh Film Censor Board on September 12 and is currently awaiting release. 


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