Iranian ‘Isolation’ to compete at Dhaka filmfest
Art and Experience: Iranian feature ‘Isolation’ has been selected to compete at the 17th edition of the Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) in Bangladesh.
The Iranian 92-minute feature, slated for screening on January 10 and 12, is competing at the Asian Competition section of the event.
Directed by Morteza-Ali Abbas-Mirzaei, the movie narrates the story of a man who takes permission from the warden for a 72-hour leave after six years of imprisonment.
He is out in order to bury his wife and attend her burial ceremony, but his mind is occupied with something else.
Nominated for a Crystal Simorgh for Best Supporting Actor, the film was initially released at the 35th edition of the Fajr Film Festival.
The cast of ‘Isolation’ includes actors such as Jamshid Hashempour, Amir-Ali Danaei, Nader Fallah, Alireza Ostadi, Siamak Safari, Behnoush Bakhtiyari, Andisheh Fouladvand, Shaqayeq Farahani and Mehran Rajabi.
ifilm website has recently published an exclusive interview on the feature. Click here to watch the report.
Established in 1992, the DIFF is one of the most prestigious film events in Bangladesh, dedicated to introduce the mainstream global cinema to the local filmmakers as well as to promote healthy cine culture within Bangladesh.
The 17th DIFF, themed “Better Film, Better Audience, Better Society”, will feature some 170 films by filmmakers from about 60 countries around the world.
Various competition sections are being held at this DIFF, highlighting a wide range of interests from Asian to international cinema, children’s films, women filmmakers, short and independent films, and spiritual films.
The 17th DIFF has been slated for January 10-18, 2019, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.