Award-winning Iranian feature ‘Axing’ has been set to screen at the Dhaka International Film Festival in Bangladesh.
Directed by ifilm star Behrouz Shoeibi, the social flick will be in competition at the Cinema of the world section of the 18th edition of the Bangladeshi film event.
The film narrates the story of an addicted woman whose husband divorced her due to her substance abuse. She also has been told that her one and only daughter has been dead. When the woman discovers that her child is alive, she tries to find her which disturbs her ex and his new wife.
Sara Bahrami, the lead actress of the film won the best actress in a leading role award from the 37th Fajr Film Festival in Iran. Actor in ‘Breath’, Jamshid Hashempour also grabbed the best actor in a supporting role from the same Iranian event.
‘Axing’ has also attended a number of international film festivals and won honors including the best actress award at the Malaysia Golden Global Award and the AAFCCJ award at the Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival in Armenia.
Established in 1992, the Dhaka International Film Festival is a biennial film festival in Bangladesh.
This edition of the event is slated for January 11-19, 2020.