November 13, 2019
Director Phaim Bhuyan's hit romantic comedy asks: How can a young Bangladeshi man, living in Rome, reconcile his attraction to a free-spirited Italian woman with Islam's strict rules against extramarital sex?
Phaim (director Phaim Bhuiyan), an awkwardly charming 22-year-old Bangladeshi Muslim living with his family in Rome's diverse Torpignattara neighborhood, splits his time between working as a museum steward and playing in his band. When he meets Asia, a vivacious, free-spirited Italian woman, their attraction is immediate, but how will he reconcile his feelings with Islam’s strict rules against extramarital sex? Bhuiyan’s romantic comedy is a fresh, spirited portrait of the complications of young love caught between very different beliefs.
- Director: Phaim Bhuiyan
- Principal Cast: Phaim Bhuiyan, Simone Liberati, Pietro Sermonti, Carlotta Antonelli, Shaila Mohiuddin, Nasima Akhter, Rishad Noorani
- Country: Italy
- Year: 2019
- Running Time: 87 minutes
- Producer: Domenico Procacci
- Screenplay: Phaim Bhuiyan, Vanessa Picciarelli
- Cinematographers: Simone D'Onofrio
- Music: Dario Lanzellotti
- Language: Italian, Bengali
- Has Subtitles: Yes