Poth Productions and DeshiEvents announced as official exclusive distributor of the film ‘Rehana Maryam Noor’ in Australia and New Zealand region
Sydney, Australia: Poth Productions and DeshiEvents has acquired all exclusive distribution rights in Australia & New Zealand region for theatrical, digital, on-demand, free-to-air tv and non- theatrical releases to the internationally proclaimed film ‘Rehana Maryam Noor’. This film is directed by Abdullah Mohammad Saad (Bangladesh) starring Azmeri Haque Badhon, Afia Jahin Jaima, Afia Tabassum Borno, Kazi Sami Hassan and Saberi Alam.
‘Rehana Maryam Noor’ (RMN) is the
standing ovation at its Cannes world premiere followed by wide critical acclaim.
RMN is produced by Jeremy Chua of Singapore’s Potocol, in association with Bangladesh’s Metro Video. The project was made with the support of the Doha Film Institute post-production grant 2020 and the Busan Asian Cinema Fund. It is co-produced by Sensemakers (Bangladesh) and associate produced by Girelle Production (France). Rajib Mohajan, Saydul Khandaker Shabuj and Adnan Habib serve as co-producers. Ehsanul Haque Babu is the executive producer and Johann Chapelan as associate producer.
The story of the film follows Rehana, played by Azmeri Haque Badhon, an assistant professor at a medical college, who struggles to keep the harmony between work and family, as she plays all the complex roles of a teacher, doctor, sister, daughter, and mother. The narrative is a depiction of how her quest for justice pits her against the deeply embedded forces of patriarchy in Bangladeshi society.
“PP team is inspired and proud to be associated with Rehana Maryam Noor & it’s powerful, important story-telling besides it’s alignment with PP’s mission to creating paths untraveled”.
-Sakib Iftekhar, Head of Marketing & Communications, Poth Productions
“DeshiEvents is glad to be involved in this movie project working alongside its long-time partner Poth Productions. Our previous partnerships in Australia saw many blockbusters Bangladeshi Movie distributions and Events being organized successfully in Australia. This is a great step for Poth Productions, and also us, to embark in the International Cinema scene”.
-Sayed Faiz, Managing Director of DeshiEvents
As the exclusive distributor of the film in ANZ region, Poth Productions & DeshiEvents plans to open-up for cinema screening of this acclaimed film in late 2021/early 2022, followed by digital, on-demand, free-to-air tv, home video and non-theatrical releases. This is to note that this is the first time any Bangladeshi based organisation in Australia has attained rights for all aspects of an international movie distribution in the region, as previous similar ventures were limited to theatrical screenings only.
first official selection from Bangladesh in the ‘Un Certain
Regard’ section at the prestigious 74th Cannes Film Festival 2021.
The film received a prolonged
As a creative cultural organization, Poth Productions has been the trailblazer of cultural fusion, bridging Eastern-Western influences within the South Asian community in Australia. PP’s signature musical stage theatrical portrays bold and contemporary topics through its audio-visual backdrops and innovative narratives. PP has been a trusted name in successful film screenings of the most popular films from Bangladesh (Aynabaji, Doob), concept event creations and cultural partnerships with landmark community events including the annual Bengali New Year festival at SOPA catering to a 20k live stadium audience. PP was also Australian Line Producer of the international film ‘No Lands’ Man’ directed by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki (Bangladesh) starring Nawaz Siddique (India), Megan Mitchell (Australia) & Oscar-winner AR Rehman as Composer & Co-Producer.
DeshiEvents, has been a pioneer in online event ticketing solution, by introducing the facility for the first time within the Australian Bangladeshi community back in 2015, and also has its roots firmly tied to Bangladeshi Movie distributions for the last 10 years, with distributions for popular blockbusters such as Chorabali, Aynabaji, Doob, Swapnajaal. RMN opens up a new era in movie distribution for DeshiEvents, as it ventures into the digital and on-demand aspects of movie distributions for the first time ever by any locally Bangladeshi based organisations.
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