Cannes Film Festival

Abdullah Mohammad Saad – Rehana #Cannes2021

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A very intense film on getting involved in the wirld around us and fight for what we know it is right. the story of a stubborn strong woman narrated by a sensible and committed director.

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16 min. and 14 sec.

PODCAST | Angelo Acerbi interviews Abdullah Mohammad Saad, director of the film Rehana.

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Saad does not know if his film Rehana can be described as a feminist film, but he knew what he wanted the film to convey and look like. he tells us how he worked writing it, who inspired him and how the look of a film such his is important to tell its story.

Rehana: Rehana, an assistant professor at a medical college, struggles to keep the harmony between work and family, as she has to play all the complex roles of a teacher, doctor, sister, daughter, and mother. One evening, she witnesses a student storming out of a professor’s office, crying.Deeply impacted by this event, Rehana’s life starts to spiral out of control. She gradually descends into obsession, seeking retribution, just as she receives a complaint from the school about her six-year-old daughter’s unusual behaviour… Rehana refuses to accept the madness of the patriarchal society she lives in and will put every thing at stake, in order to find justice for her student and her daughter.

  • Reporter
    Angelo Acerbi
  • Guest
    Abdullah Mohammad Saad
  • Interviewee role
    director
  • Film title
    Rehana
  • Festival section
    Un Certain Regard
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