Competition - Fiction

Yalda, a Night for forgiveness

by Massoud Bakhshi

In modern Iran, Maryam, 22, accidentally kills her husband, Nasser, 65. She is sentenced to death. The only person who can save her is Nasser's daughter Mona, born of a previous marriage. All it would take is for Mona to agree to appear on a TV reality show and forgive Maryam in front of millions of viewers. But forgiveness proves hard to come by once the truth about the past resurfaces... A rare and unusual Iranian film, which skillfully portrays showbiz society.

An Arte and RTS film 

  • Section: Competition - Fiction
  • Subtitles: English & French

WomenJusticeMiddle East


Director(s)

Massoud Bakhshi

Writer(s)

Massoud Bakhshi

Casting

  • Sadaf Asgary
  • Behnaz Jafari
  • Babak Karimi
  • Fereshteh Sadre Orafaee

Distributor

  • Sister Distribution

Production

  • Ali Mosaffa Prods. production
  • Amour Fou Luxembourg
  • Close Up films
  • JBA Production
  • Niko Film
  • Schortcut Films
  • Tita B Productions

Cinematographer

  • Julian Atanassov

Sound

  • Benjamin Benoit
  • Dana Farzanehpour
  • Denis Séchaud

Duration

89'

Production country

France, Germany, Iran, Luxembourg & Switzerland

Monday 9 March

18h45

Grütli - Salle Langlois

cancelled

Wednesday 11 March

21h00

Grütli - Salle Simon

In the presence of the filmmaker Massoud Bakhshi and the film crew

cancelled


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