A five-day Iranian film exhibition began in the city on Friday.
Iranian Cultural Centre, Dhaka and Bangladesh National Museum jointly organised the film screening at the Begum Sufia Kamal Auditorium of the museum.
The show was organised on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the glorious victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.
The inaugural session was held at the main auditorium of the National Museum at 3:30pm.
Mohammad Reza Nafar, ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Bangladesh, and Touqir Ahmed, eminent actor and film director, were present at the programme as special guests.
A discussion programme titled ‘40 years of Islamic Revolution in Iran: Achievement and Potentials’ was held as part of film exhibition.
State minister for health and family welfare Md Murad Hasan was present as the chief guest at the discussion where executive editor of amadersomoy.com Rashidul Islam presented the keynote speech.
Acting cultural counsellor of Iran Cultural Centre Seyed Mahdi Hosseini delivered the welcome speech with National Museum secretary Abdul Mazid in the chair.
The inaugural programme was followed by the screening of the first film, ‘M for Mother’, directed by Rasoul Mollagholipour.