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OT: Bangla

Phaim Bhuiyan // Italy, 2019
Fiction Feature // FF2019
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Culture shock as romcom – with the Bengali director playing himself with loads of charm and self-irony. Phaim, a 22-year old Muslim with Bengali roots, lives with his family in Torpignattara, the Muslim quarter of Rome. He earns a living as a custodian in a museum and sings in a band. At a concert he gets to know Asia, a young woman from an artistic family, who ticks completely differently to him: pure instinct, no rules. The pair fall in love – and Phaim is plunged into a dilemma: he’s really supposed to marry a Bengali woman. And how is he supposed to square his relationship with the incontravertible tenet of Islam: no sex before marriage?


PHAIM BHUIYAN (*1995) studied at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan and worked as assistant director on several films. Following a series of music videos and an episode of the Italian TV series Yoroi (2017) Bangla is his debut feature.




Fiction Feature

Italian, Bengali




87 min

OV with German subtitles

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