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Mirkarimi’s ‘Castle of Dreams’ wins big in Bangladesh

Iranian ‘Castle of Dreams’ wins big at the Dhaka Int'l Film Festival in Bangladesh.

Iranian feature film ‘Castle of Dreams’ has won big at the Dhaka International Film Festival in Bangladesh.

‘Castle of Dreams’ has brought its director and producer Reza Mirkarimi two of the most prestigious awards, Best Film and Best Director awards, at the 18th edition of the Bangladeshi film event.

The film tells the story of a 42-year-old father of two. He unintentionally kills a relative. A court of law rules the murder was accidental.

Getting out of prison, he leaves his wife and kids and moves to another city. After a while the father must go back to his home town as his wife is brain-dead.

He has to take his son and daughter away from their mother who is hospitalized. Although reluctant, he tries every means to fulfill the children’s fantasy of building a dream castle that was drawn by their mother.

ifilm star of ‘Free Fall’, Hamed Behdad, bring to life the main character of the movie.

Also among the cast are Mohammad Asgari, Zhila Shahi, Akbar Ayin, Azadeh Nobahar, Mohammad Ashkanfar, Youna Tadayyon and Niyousha Alipour.

The film has so far attended a big number of international film festivals and won many awards, including the Best Film Director award at the Batumi International Art-House Film Festival, the Best film Award at the International Film Award “East-West. Golden Arch” and the Best Director Award at the Slemani International Film Festival.

Since 1977, the Dhaka fest has been promoting a healthy culture in the film industry in Bangladesh with the main theme of “Better Film, Better Audience, Better Society.”

The 18th edition of the event was held on January 11-19, 2020.

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