A six-day Iranian film festival featuring 11 films with diverse themes is underway at the main auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum in Shahbagh.
The festival, began on Friday, has been organised by Iran Cultural Centre in association with Bangladesh National Museum marking the 39th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.
Muhammad Abdur Razzaque, chairman of parliamentary standing committee on ministry of finance, inaugurated the six-day film festival on Friday. Iranian ambassador to Bangladesh Dr Abbas Vaezi Dehnavi and actor Dr Enamul Haque, among others, were also present at the inauguration programme.
International award-winning Iranian film titled ‘Body Guard’ was screened at the event on the opening day. Directed by Ebrahim Hatamikia, ‘Body Guard’ depicts story of a middle-aged man who protects high-ranking political figures.
The film bagged three top prizes including Best Art Direction, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Director award at the Vienna Independent Film Festival in Austria last year and two awards at the 34th Fajr International Film Festival held in Iran in 2016.
Kamal Tabrizi’s ‘Sweet Taste of Imagination’ and Iraj Ghaderi’s ‘Trik’ were screened on Saturday, while Vabid Mosiayan’s ‘Fourth Child’ and Sirius Alvando’s ‘Earthquake’, dubbed in Bangla, were screened on Sunday.
Abolhassan Davoodi’s ‘Crazy Rook’ and Kiumars Poorahmad’s latest film ‘Where are My Shoes?’ was screened on Monday, while Seyyed Reza Mir-Karimi’s ‘A Cube of Sugar’ and Vahid Shamsaei’s ‘Golchehreh’ will be screened respectively at 3pm and 6pm today.
The six-day film show will end on Wednesday with screenings of Golam Hossain’s ‘Cling Up’ and Seyyed Reza Mir-Karimi’s ‘Today’.
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