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Iran’s ‘The Slaughterhouse’ to vie at Dhaka filmfest

The 19th Dhaka Int’l filmfest in Bangladesh is to screen Iran’s ‘The Slaughterhouse’.

The 19th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) in Bangladesh has been scheduled to screen Iranian movie ‘The Slaughterhouse’.

Directed by Abbas Amini and produced by Javad Norouzbeigi, the movie is a narrative of some contemporary social issues.

In the movie, Amir is an idle and unemployed ex-convict who becomes involved in the cover-up of a terrible crime at the local abattoir.

His involvement comes at his father’s request, but what begins as a favor for his family spins out of control.

In a tradition of social critique, Amini takes aim at the ruthless economic and societal forces.

“It’s been a few months that Amir has been deported from France. For the sake of his father, Amir is engaged in a shocking crime,” a synopsis for the movie reads.

The script for the 125-minute film has been co-written by Amini and Hossein Farrokhzadeh.

Hassan Pour-Shirazi, Baran Kosari, Mani Haqiqi, and Amir-Hossein Fathi are notable on the cast list of the movie.

‘The Slaughterhouse’ went on screen at a number of national and global events, including the Fajr Film Festival in Iran, the International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg in Germany, the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival in China, and the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea, where it won the Kim Jiseok award.

The 2021 edition of the DIFF has defined ‘Better Film, Better Audience and Better Society’ as its theme.

The festival’s website states the “DIFF is a bold expression of resistance against the decadence, vulgarity and cheap commercialism that pervades the mainstream Bangladesh film industry”.

The 2021 edition of the event will be held on January 16-24.

Read more:

Dhaka filmfest to host Iran’s ‘Suddenly a Tree’

‘The Slaughterhouse’ publishes trailer

‘The Slaughterhouse’ wins award at Busan fest

MG/MG

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