30.09. - 09.10.2021

Bangla Italy 2019 | 87 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

Phaim Bhuiyan

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.

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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?

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Original title: Bangla
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Italian, Bengali
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Phaim Bhuiyan
Screenplay: Phaim Bhuiyan, Vanessa Piccarelli
Cast: Phaim Bhuiyan, Pietro Sermonti, Carlotta Antonelli, Simone Liberati
Producer: Domenico Procacci, Annamaria Morelli
Director of Photography: Simone D'Onofrio
Music: Dario Lanzellotti
Production Design: Mauro Vanzati
Editor: Roberto Di Tanna
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Fandango
Production: Fandango; Timvision
Contact: Daniela Staffa, Fandango:


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