‘Beloved’ to take part at 2020 Dhaka filmfest. in Bangladesh
Art and Experience: Iranian documentary ‘Beloved’, directed by Yaser Talebi, along with three other Iranian titles, has made it into the Spiritual Film Section of the 18th Dhaka International Film Festival in Bangladesh.
‘Beloved’ follows the life of an 80-year-old mother named Firouzeh who is fond of her isolated lifestyle in nature with her cows. The film shows her kind and loving character and demonstrates her bravery and strength tackling the hardship of life in the Alborz Mountains without the modern comforts of technology. She believes happiness lies in the simplicity of life.
The film has been one of the most successful Iranian documentaries in the past year, taking part in several notable film festivals such as Hot Docs, IDFA, and Berlin, and winning several awards such as Best Documentary at Sole Luna Doc Film Festival in Italy, and Best Cinematography at the Symi International Film Festival in Greece.
Other Iranian titles selected for the Spiritual Film Section of the 18th Dhaka International Film Festival are ‘You Went On With Your Dying’ by Amin Ghashghaiyan Razi; ‘The 23’ by Mehdi Jafari; and ‘The Feast of the Goat’ by Saeed Zamanian.
The 18th DIFF will be held from 11 to 19 January 2020. The general theme of the festival is ‘Better Film, Better Audience, and Better Society’.
DIFF aims at creating a better understanding of the films of the world in an atmosphere of appreciation of the film culture and to move towards excellence of the motion picture art and industry, according to the event’s organizers.