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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

WomenJusticeMiddle East


Director(s)
Massoud Bakhshi
Writer(s)
Massoud Bakhshi

Casting

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

Distributor

  • Sister Distribution

Production

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

Cinematographer

  • Julian Atanassov

Sound

  • Dana Farzanehpour
  • Benjamin Benoit
  • Denis Séchaud
Duration
89'
Monday 9 March

18:45

Grütli - Salle Langlois

Wednesday 11 March

21:00

Grütli - Salle Simon

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