A lineup of 35 Iranian films will go on screen in various sections of the 2020 Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, slated for January 16-24.
The Iranian film, ‘The Badger,’ directed by Kazem Molaei; ‘Dozist,’ (Amphibious) by Borzou Niknejad; ‘The Black Cat,’ by Karim Amini; ‘Shahre Qesseh Cinema,’ by Keyvan Ali-Mohammadi, and the documentary, ‘Kiarostami and His Missing Cane,’ by Mahmoudreza Sani will represent Iran in the Cinema of the World section of the Dhaka event.
The Iranian feature film, ‘Careless Crime,’ directed by Shahram Mokri; ‘Suddenly a Tree,’ by Safi Yazdanian, and ‘Slaughterhouse,’ by Abbas Amini will be screened at the Asian Film Competition section of the festival.
‘I Am Here,’ directed by Abbas Amini; ‘Diapason’ by Hamed Tehrani; the documentary, ‘Sunless Shadows,’ by Mehrdad Oskouei, and the short film ‘Arsu,’ by Abdullah Kazemi will also be screened in the Spiritual section.
The documentary, ‘The Dark Days,’ directed by Niloufar Zaman, and ‘Bandarband,’ by Manijeh Hekmat will participate in the Women Filmmakers competition section of the festival. Short fiction films, ‘The Dreamers,’ directed by Mehran Hemmatzadeh, and ‘Tale of Ebi’ by Houman Fakhteh will be screened in the Short and Independent Films section.
Also in the Children’s Cinema section, ‘The Blue Girl,’ directed by Keyvan Majidi; ‘Train That Night,’ by Hamidreza Qotbi; ‘Born of the Earth,’ by Mojgan Bayat, and ‘The Ocean Behind the Window,’ by Babak Nabizadeh will hit the silver screen.
Pouran Derakhshandeh’s ‘Under the Smoky Roof’; ‘Hush… Girls Don’t Cry,’ ‘Serial Dreams,’ ‘Little Bird of Happiness’ and ‘The Eternal Kids’ will be reviewed in the Retrospective section of the 19th Dhaka festival.
A total of 226 feature and short films from 60 countries have been selected for screening in different sections of the festival.
The DIFF is a biennial film festival held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Established in 1992, the festival was initially organized on an annual basis but became a biennial event from 1995. DIFF is one of the most prestigious film events in Bangladesh, dedicated to introducing the mainstream global cinema to the local filmmakers as well as to promote healthy cine culture within Bangladesh.