Twenty-two films compete in Asian Film section

Showbiz Desk: Twenty-two films from different Asian countries including Bangladesh are competing in Asian Film Competition section in the ongoing 17th Dhaka International Film Festival.

Latest films by makers from countries like Iran, India, Turkey, South Korea, Mongolia, Philippines, Kazakhstan, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and United Arab Emirates are competing in the section for six awards.

From Bangladesh, Noor Imran Mithu’s acclaimed film Komola Rocket (An Orange Ship), based on Shahaduzzaman’s stories ‘Moulik’ and ‘Cyprus’, is competing in the section.
Among foreign entries, there are Indian maker Srijit Mukherji’s historical drama Ek Je Chhilo Raja, Iranian maker Morteza Ali Abbas Mirzaei’s psychological drama Isolation and South Korean director Yim Soon-rye’s family drama Little Forest.

Other films in the section are Painting Life (India), Khejdi (India), Bhoga Khirikee (India), Dressage (Iran), Appendix (Iran), A Bigger Game (Iran), Al Raha (Iraq), Shynyrau (Kazakhstan), Darak yry (Kyrgyzstan), Life (Mongolia), Signal Rock (Philippines), Soldier’s Mementos (South Korea), Kardeşler (Turkey), GüvercinHırsızları(Turkey), Sofra Sirlari (Turkey), The Guest (Turkey), Musk (UAE) and Rishta (Uzbekistan).

‘Asian Film Competition is a staple section in Dhaka International Film Festival and has been one of its major attractions since the inception of the festival,’ said festival director Ahmed Muztaba Zamal.

Six awards- best film, best director, best actor, best actress, best cinematographer and best screenplay- will be given in the section by a four-member international jury consisting of Ilias Kanchan (Bangladesh), Yasi Qin (China), Magnus Meyer Arnesen (Norway) and Jovan Markovic (Serbia).

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