Under Construction (film)

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Undrr Construction
Poster of film
Directed byRubaiyat Hossain
Produced byRubaiyat Hossain
Ashique Mostafa
Written byRubaiyat Hossain
CinematographyMartina Radwan
Distributed byKhona Talkies (Bangladesh)
contre-courant (France)
Release date
  • 2015 (2015)
Running time
88 minutes

Under Construction (Bengali: আন্ডার কন্সট্রাকশন; and French title as Les Lauriers-roses rouges) is a 2015 Bengali narrative feature film written and directed by Rubaiyat Hossain, a Bangladeshi film director.


Struggling to find herself in the sprawl of urban Bangladesh, Muslim theater actress Roya suffers from her husband's wish for children and traditional life. Not interested in motherhood, she decides to reconstruct a famous and politically minded play for modern times, reclaiming her identity, her freedom and her sexuality in the process.



This film is produced by a Bangladeshi Film Production Company Khona Talkies.[3]


The Movie released in Star Cineplex and other theaters in Dhaka on 22 January 2015 running for 4 weeks.
Released in France on June 7, 2017 running at more than 20 theaters across the country. Arthouse cinema ‘Le Saint-André des Arts’ in Paris played it for 6 weeks.


Seattle International Film Festival (New Directors Showcase)
Montreal World Film Festival[4]
São Paulo International Film Festival[5]
Stockholm Festival Festival[6]
Locarno Film Festival - Open Doors[7] 15th IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival 2019 [8]


  • Prix du Jury International, FICA Vesoul[9]
  • Mentions spéciales de la critique, FICA Vesoul[10]
  • Prix Emile Guimet, FICA Vesoul[11] (awarded by Guimet Museum in Paris)
  • Best Emerging Director Award, NY AAIFF[12]
  • Best Audience Award, Dhaka IFF
  • Bangladesh National Film Awards 2016[13]
    • Best Dialogue
    • Best Make-up


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  2. ^ "Mita Rahman". IMDb.
  3. ^ "Khona Talkies [bd]". IMDb.
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  5. ^ "São Paulo International Film Festival (2015)".
  6. ^ "Under Construction".
  7. ^ "Under Construction". www.pardolive.ch.
  8. ^ http://iawrtindia.blogspot.com
  9. ^ Laurine. "Prix du Jury international". www.cinemas-asie.com.
  10. ^ Laurine. "Prix du Jury international". www.cinemas-asie.com.
  11. ^ Laurine. "Prix du Jury international". www.cinemas-asie.com.
  13. ^ "National Film Award winners announced". The Daily Star. 2018-04-06. Retrieved 2018-05-30.