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Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness (2019)

Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness
Running time: 89 min. | Genre: Drama
Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness

Synopsis

Maryam is a young woman 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, Maryam and Mona discover that forgiveness can be difficult as they relive the past.

Nominations & Awards

Sundance Film Festival

Grand Jury Prize - Best Picture Drama (World Cinema)
WINNER

Details

Original title

Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness

Director

Massoud Bakhshi

Producer

Coproducción Irán-Francia-Alemania-Suiza-Luxemburgo; Amour Fou Filmproduktion, JBA Production

Running time

89 min.

Screenwriter

Massoud Bakhshi

Music

Dana Farzanehpour, Denis Séchaud

Cinematography

Julian Atanasov

Year

2019

Country

Iran Iran

 

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