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May 1, 2019

“Bangla” nominated for 4 David di Donatello

SHOOTING THE FIRST MOVIE WITH FANDANGO PRODUCTION: IT HAPPENED TO PHAIM BHUIYAN AFTER GRADUATING AT THE VISUAL ARTS SCHOOL OF IED ROME. "BANGLA" HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR 4 DAVID DI DONATELLO.

The movie is set in Rome, in the district of Torpignattara. It is the first film written, directed and starred by Phaim Bhuiyan, who graduated at IED Rome in 2017 in Video Design.

The film, produced by Fandango and TIMVISION, has been nominated for 4 David di Donatello (Best New Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Producer and Best Song). The project was co-written by Vanessa Picciarelli, professor at IED Roma. Bangla tells the autobiographical story of Phaim, twenty years old of Rome, son of Bengali immigrants, who grew up among the thousands of contradictions experienced by second generations immigrants struggling with a complicated process of cultural integration.

The theme of identity and the quest of combining Bengali traditions with the italian customs of very young people immersed in the  urban context, had already been explored with irony by Phaim in the documentary L’amore di seconda generazione broadcasted by Rai 2 in a episode of Nemo – Nessuno escluso, a program conducted by Enrico Lucci and Valentina Petrini. Prior to this experience, Phaim Bhuiyan had collaborated already with Fandango on the shooting of Emanuele Scaringi’s La Profezia dell’Armadillo, based on Zerocalcare‘s acclaimed comic book.

Phaim had the opportunity to talk about Bangla, which aired for the first time on Rai 2 on Wednesday 8 October, during the IED Roma Design Awards, which inaugurated the 2019/20 Academic Year of the Rome branch of Istituto Europeo di Design.