The eight member team of "Rehana Maryam Noor" earned that rare honour on July 9 at 9:40pm local time
Anyone with a ticket to a screening at the Grand Theatre Lumiere can walk past a crowded red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. But how many get the honour of having the entire area cleared out so they can be the only ones gracing the red carpet while their names are announced for every media present to take notice? Very few.
The eight member team of "Rehana Maryam Noor" earned that rare honour on July 9 at 9:40pm local time at the plaza of Palais des Festivals. Representing the film were director Abdullah Mohammad Saad, actor Azmeri Haque Badhan, producer Jeremy Chua, executive producer Ehsanul Haque Babu, photographer Tuhin Tamizul, production designer Ali Afzal Ujjal, sound engineer Sayba Talukdar, and colourist Chinmoy Roy.
The men looked sharp in tuxedos while Badhan slayed an asymmetric one shoulder lavender dress. The Muslin fusion attire was made by Bangladeshi designer Nasreen Shumi. The actor has been highlighting local designers and craft throughout her Cannes journey. On the premiere of RMN on July 7, she wore a golden Dhakai Jamdani by Aarong with an exquisite ornate blouse.
The second directorial venture by talented filmmaker Abdullah Mohammad Saad, RMN's storyline narrates the tale of the eponymous private medical college teacher who becomes the witness to an unexpected incident while leaving the college one day. Being awestruck with the incident, Noor starts to protest against the incident and the system, as the story moves forward.
This is the first time any film from Bangladesh has been officially selected for the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. The ensemble cast of the film features prominent actors including Saberi Alam, Azmeri Haque Badhan, Afia Zahin, Kazi Sami Hasan, Afia Tabassum, Yasir Al Haque and more, in the major roles.