Bangla (2019)

• 84 minutes
Director: Phaim Bhuiyan Screenplay: Phaim Bhuiyan Vanessa Picciarelli Director of Photography: Simone D'Onofrio Producer: Annamaria Morelli Domenico Procacci Original Music Composer: Dario Lanzellotti
Released • May 16, 2019

Phaim, a young Muslim of Bengali origin born in Italy 22 years ago, lives with his family in Rome’s multiethnic Torpignattara neighbourhood, works as a museum steward, and plays in a band. At a concert, he meets Asia, his exact opposite: pure instinct, and no rules. The attraction between them is immediate, and Phaim will have to figure out how to reconcile his love for the young woman with the most inviolable of Islam’s rules: no sex before marriage.