Abdullah Mohammad Saad

Abdullah Mohammad Saad is a Bangladeshi film director, screenwriter and producer. His debut film is LIVE FROM DHAKA (2016), which received Silver Screen Awards for Best Director and Best Performance at the Singapore International Film Festival. His second film REHANA MARYAM NOOR (2021) was selected in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. It also earned him the Jury Grand Prize at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.


A film by Abdullah Mohammad Saad

2021 - Bangladesh/Singapore/Qatar - Drama

Rehana, an assistant professor at a medical college, strains to combine her complex roles as a teacher, doctor, sister, daughter, and mother. Keeping the balance between the demands of work and family life has become a daily struggle. One evening, she witnesses a crying student storming out of a professor’s office. Deeply touched by this event and the actions leading up to it, 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 behavior... Rehana refuses to accept the madness of the patriarchal society she lives in. She will put everything at stake to fight for justice - for her student, her daughter, but also for herself.