Abdullah Mohammad Saad's film "Rehana Maryam Noor" added another feather to its cap – "New Talent Award" at the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival 2021 – Monday.
The festival jury board officially announced the movie as the winner of this special on its social media channels.
"'Rehana Mariyam Noor' creates a vividly claustrophobic and oppressive environment in which an individual is pushed to the edge of her sanity. Driven by dynamic handheld camerawork, the cinematography plunges the viewer into the protagonist's difficult situation," the festival's jury board said.
"Azmeri Haque Badhon's superb performance evokes her character's heightened, intense emotional state, as she obsesses over her fight for her idea of justice."
Recently Saad, director of the film, won the Jury Grand Prize at the 14th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) and Badhon received the award for the best actress.
The film was released last Friday in Bangladesh and is now successfully running across the country.
Nominated as the first Bangladeshi film to be screened in the "Un Certain Regard" section of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, the film received a standing ovation at its premiere.
The film has been officially nominated for the upcoming Oscars 2022 as the official movie of Bangladesh.