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2018 – colore – DCP – 84’

Direction: Phaim Bhuiyan
Screenplay: Vanessa Picciarelli, Phaim Bhuiyan
Cinematography: Simone D’Onofrio
Editing: Roberto Di Tanna
Set design: Mauro Vanzati
Music: Dario Lanzellotti. La canzone originale Festa, di Antonio Aiello, Shoshi Md Ziaul, è interpretata da Moonstars Studio The original song Festa, by Antonio Aiello, Shoshi Md Ziaul, is performed by Moonstars Studio
Costumes: Patrizia Mazzon
Cast: Phaim Bhuiyan, Carlotta Antonelli, Alessia Giuliani, Milena Mancini, Simone Liberati, Pietro Sermonti, Davide Ornaro, Sahila Mohiuddin, Nasima Akhter, Rishad Noorani, Fabian Durrani, Sanija Shoshi Haque, Tangir, Raja Sethi
Producers: Domenico Procacci, Annamaria Morelli
Production: Fandango, Timvision


Phaim is a young Muslim boy of Bangladeshi origin, born in Italy 22 years ago. He lives with his family in Torpignattara, a multi-ethnic neighbourhood in Rome, works as a steward in a museum and plays in a band. Right during a gig he meets Asia, a girl who’s his exact opposite: pure instinct, no rules. They are instantly attracted to each other, and Phaim has to work out how to reconcile his love for the girl with the most sacred of Islamic rules: chastity before marriage.





Phaim (1995, Italy) is from a Bangladeshi family and studies Video Design and Film at the Istituto Europeo di Design. He worked as an assistant director on several films and has directed music videos and an episode of the Italian TV series Yoroi (2017). His first feature film, Bangla, has its world premiere at IFFR 2019.




2019 Rotterdam IFF – Big Screen Competition
2019 Nastri d’Argento Silver Ribbons: Migliore Commedia Best Comedy
2019 Hamburg FF – Sichtwechsel
2020 Globi d’Oro Golden Globes: Migliore Opera Prima Best First Feature
2020 David di Donatello: Miglior Regista Esordiente Best New Director