Struggling to find herself in the sprawl of urban Bangladesh, Muslim theater actress Roya suffers from her husband’s wish for children and traditional life. Not interested in motherhood, she decides to reconstruct a famous and politically minded play for modern times, reclaiming her identity, her freedom and her sexuality in the process.
Directed by Rubaiyat Hossain
Rubaiyat Hossain was born in Dakha, Bangladesh, and holds a master’s degree in cinema studies from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She has written and directed feature films including Meherjaan (2011), Under Construction (2015) and her latest film, Made in Bangladesh (2019), which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.