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Yalda, A Night for Forgiveness

Yalda, A Night for Forgiveness

Massoud Bakhshi

Iran, France, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Lebanon | 2020 | Genre: Drama | second feature film | running time: 89’

"The director and writer confirms his skill for efficient storytelling with a film reflecting on thorny moral and social questions around love and hate, through an interrogation of the desire for revenge."
Fabien Lemercier - Cineuropa

TFL Awards

TFL Audience Award 2016 (€ 30.000)

TFL Co-Production Award 2016 (€ 50.000)
with the support of the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union

festivals & awards

World Cinema Dramatic Competition, Sundance Film Festival 2020 / Grand Jury Prize

synopsis

Iran today. Maryam accidentally kills her husband Nasser and is sentenced to death. The only person who can save her is Mona, Nasser's daughter. All Mona has to do is appear on a popular live TV show and forgive Maryam. But forgiveness proves difficult when they are forced to relive the past.

info

Yalda
genre

Drama

country

Iran, France, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Lebanon

running time

89’

produced by

JBA Production – France

in co-production with

Ali Mosaffa – Iran
Tita B Productions – France
Niko Film – Germany
Close Up Films – Switzerland
Amour Fou – Luxembourg
Shortcut Films – Lebanon

directed by

Massoud Bakhshi

sales

Pyramide International

The future of a young woman facing retributive justice plays out live on the country’s most popular reality show.
TFL Programmes

FrameWork 2016

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Massoud Bakhshi

Scriptwriter, Film Director

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Mahmoud Bakhshi

Production