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‘Gando’ to participate in Dhaka Film Fest

The 19th Dhaka Int'l Film Festival in Bangladesh is to screen Iranian short film ‘Gando’.

The 19th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) in Bangladesh is set to screen Iranian short film ‘Gando’.

‘Gando’ will be screened as part of the festival’s “Children Film Session”.

Directed by Teymour Qaderi, the eight-minute film is about Hawa, a girl who lost her right hand while going for water. A crocodile was to blame.

The name of the film ‘Gando’ refers to a type of crocodile that is unique to the region of Southeast Asia.

Earlier reports said the festival’s “Cinema of the World” section lineup includes ‘Shahre Qesseh Cinema’ (Cinema Shahr-e Qesseh) by Keyvan Ali-Mohammadi, ‘The Black Cat’ by Karim Amini, Borzou Niknejad’s ‘Amphibious’, ‘Kiarostami and His Missing Cane’ by Mahmoud-Reza Sani, and Kazem Mollaee’s ‘The Badger’, all from Iran, as well as Iranian-Japanese film ‘New Moon Hotel’ by Takefumi Tsutsui.

Iranian films ‘Suddenly a Tree’ by Safi Yazdanian, Abbas Amini’s ‘The Slaughterhouse’, and ‘Careless Crime’ by Shahram Mokri will also take part in the Asian Film Competition of the DIFF.

The long list of the festival lineup also includes ‘That Night’s Train’ by Hamid-Reza Qotbi, Manijeh Hekmat’s ‘Bandar Band’, ‘Eye’ by Mahshad Vali, and ‘The Ocean behind the Window’ directed by Babak Nabizadeh.

A number of films made by prominent Iranian director Pouran Derakhshandeh will also be reviewed at the DIFF as part of the “Retrospective” section.

The 19th DIFF will be held on January 16-24, 2021.