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Saturday January 12, 2019 17:46207

Dhaka filmfest screens Iranian ‘Golnesa’

Iranian feature ‘Golnesa’ goes on screen at the 17th Dhaka Int’l Film Festival in Bangladesh.

Iranian feature ‘Golnesa’ has gone on screen at the 17th edition of the Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) in Bangladesh.

The Iranian 97-minute feature, went on the silver screen at the Cinema of the World section of the event on January 11, 2019.

Directed by Sattar Chamani-Gol, the Iranian movie tells the story of a young Afghan couple, Golmammad and Golnesa, who are illegal immigrants in Iran.

Working in a traditional brick kiln in the suburbs of Tehran, they have to deal with challenges of illegal immigration as well as routine life hardships.

Saeed Dakh, Saqi Zinati, Yeganeh Rajabi, Ali-Mohammad Radmanesh and Masoud Mohammadi are among the cast.

The film has taken part at some global cinematic events, including the 51st WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival and the 21st Brooklyn Film Festival in the US, the 3rd R.E.D International Film Festival in Norway, as well as the 3rd Slemani International Film Festival in Iraq.

‘Golnesa’ has grabbed two awards at the 14th Kazan International Festival of Muslim Cinema in the Republic of Tatarstan in Russia and the Best Feature Film award at the 7th Global Nonviolent Film Festival in the US.

The 17th DIFF has been slated for January 10-18, 2019, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.