Success for Bangla in Lisbon. The film directed by Phaim Bhuiyan won the People’s Choice Award at the 12th edition of the Festa do Cinema Italiano in Lisbon. Bangla, produced by Fandango and TimVision, has been presented at MIA 2018’s What’s Next Italy.

The film will have its national premiere in Bari on May 2, 2019 as part of the tenth edition of the Bif&st – Bari International Film Festival. Bangla will be in Italian theatres from May 16.

Phaim is a young muslim of Bangladeshi origins. At 22, he lives with his family in Torpignattara, a multietnical neighborhood of Rome. He works as a steward in a museum and is the leader of a rock group. During a concert in which he’s supposed to play, Phaim meets Asia, a girl that is his exact opposite: pure instinct, no rules. Between the two it is a sudden attraction and Phaim will need to understand how to reconcile his love for this girl with the most unbreakable rule of Islam: no sex before the wedding night.