Directed by Mahmoud-Reza Sani and produced by Behrouz Neshan, the 90-minute documentary will go on screen at the Cinema of the World section of the 19th edition of the Bangladeshi event.
The film depicts the worldviews of late Iranian filmmaker, Abbas Kiarostami, and his perspective on life and cinema.
In the doc, Kiarostami is portrayed as a child who is exploring new games. As he says, cinema for him is like a game that allows him to go back to his childhood.
‘Kiarostami and His Missing Cane’ has won some honors at different global events, including being chosen as a finalist at the August 2019 edition of the Eurasia International Film Festival in Russia.
The Iranian title also received the award for best documentary feature at the 4th Salto Independent Film Festival in Uruguay.
Throughout his artistic career path, Kiarostami won many awards, including the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 for ‘Taste of Cherry’.
He is known as a screenwriter, film editor, art director, producer, poet, photographer, painter, illustrator, and graphic designer.
Since 1977, the DIFF has been promoting a healthy culture in the film industry in Bangladesh with the main theme of ‘Better Film, Better Audience, Better Society’.
Some 200 films from 60 countries will compete at the DIFF in the following categories: Asian Competition Section, Retrospective, Bangladesh Panorama, Cinema of the World, Children’s Film, Short and Independent Film, Women Filmmakers Section, and Spiritual Films Section.
The 19th edition of the fest is slated for January 16-24, 2020.