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Iranian cinemas win 5 awards in DIFF

Iranian artists won the best movie, best actor and best director awards in the Asian Film Competition category of the 15th Dhaka international film festival (DIFF).

At the closing ceremony, “Daughter” directed by Reza Mirkarimi won the best film award and FarhadAslani as the main actor of this film accepted the best actor award.

ParvizShahbazi director of “Malaria” won the award of best director section, the ISNA reported on Saturday.

The 15th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) which was held from January 12-20 in Bangladesh screened dozens of Iranian movies.

In “Asia Film Competition ”section, the movies such as “Malaria” directed by ParvizShahbazi, “Abad VaYekRooz” directed by Saeed Roustaei, “Daughter” and “Paris, Tehran” directed by KavehOvissi were the representatives of Iran.

The Retrospective section of this festival was allocated to “Close-Up”, “Taste of Cherry”, “The wind will carry us” and “Certified Copy” directed by late Abbas Kiarostami.

Three Iranians were in the international jury of the festival in two sections. Iranian-Armenian actor director Levon Haftvan and Amir Esfandiari, an official at the Farabi Cinema Foundation (FCF) were in the Asian Film Competition section and in Women Filmmakers section, famous Iranian actress Mahtab Keramati was on the jury.

Source: Daily Sun, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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