News ID: 268456
Published: 0146 GMT May 01, 2020

US, Europe to screen Iran’s ‘Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness’

US, Europe to screen Iran’s ‘Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness’

Iranian film ‘Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness’, directed by Massoud Bakhshi, will go on screen in the United States and Europe in September.

The Moment Film Studio won Bakhshi’s distribution rights in the United States and Europe, reported.

The film is about a young woman, Maryam, who has been sentenced to death for murdering her husband, Nasser. Iranian law allows for the victim’s family to forgive her and spare her life, so Maryam’s fate will be decided by Nasser’s daughter, Mona, on the country’s most popular televised reality show. 

In front of millions of viewers during Yalda, the winter solstice celebration, Mona discovers that forgiveness can be difficult as they relive the past.

The story narrates the struggle of the female characters against a patriarchal system. It is also a film about retribution.

The film has already won the Grand Jury Prize of the World Cinema Dramatic section of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on January 23 to February 2.


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