The Iranian film ‘Castle of Dreams’ directed by Reza Mirakarimi won the Best Film Award in Asian Competition section of the 18th Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF). The film also won the Best Director Award.
Indian film ‘Finally Love’ directed by Anjan Dutt bagged Best Audience Award in Cinema of the World Category. Sri Lankan director Prasanna Vithanage’s film ‘Children of the Sun’ won Special Jury Award.
A total of 220 films from 74 countries were shown at the festival. The Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF) is being organized by the Rainbow Film Festival since 1992 with support from Bangladesh government and many other organizations including the High Commission of India, Dhaka. The theme of this year’s festival was ‘better film, better audience, better society.’
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Bangladesh Capital: Dhaka; Currency: Taka; PM: Sheikh Hasina.