Join us for a wonderful evening of culture and film thanks to our partnership with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Sydney. Each month we will feature the very best of Italian Cinema here at Casula Powerhouse. Due to the extended COVID-19 lockdowns, our November screening will be digital. You'll be able to enjoy these incredible films from the comfort of your own home. Admission is FREE but please book your ticket online.
The film will be in Italian and Bengali with English subtitles.
It will be presented by Dr. Cristiana Palmieri, a senior executive in medical education. She is also a research affiliate at the School of Languages and Cultures, University of Sydney. Cristiana is passionate about cinema and collaborates as a film critic and movie journalist with FRED Film Radio, a web radio based in London that covers films festivals and cinema globally.
Please Note: Our digital licence only allows 200 bookings per film live stream, you only need to book 1 ticket for your household to enjoy the screening.
A romantic comedy with a huge heart and charm to match, promising director Phaim Bhuiyan’s debut is a fresh and spirited portrait of the complications of young love caught between very different beliefs.
Phaim (played by the director himself) is a 22-year-old Italian of Bangladeshi origin. He lives with his family in Rome’s multiethnic Torpignattara neighbourhood, works as a museum steward and plays in a band. When he meets Asia (Carlotta Antonelli, Suburra: Blood on Rome), his exact opposite, she is not how he imagined his ﬁrst girlfriend would be. Asia is impulsive and lives on instinct. Despite this, the attraction between them is immediate. But first, Phaim must ﬁgure out how to reconcile his love for her with one of his faith’s most sacred rules.
Based on the director’s own experiences and brimming with witty observations, Bangla is an endearing and relevant story about integration and identity.