2019

France - Germany - Switzerland - Luxembourg - Lebanon - Iran

89min - DCP - 1.85 - Color

Original language: Farsi

 © photos: Somaye Jafari

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Cast

Sadaf ASGARI (Maryam)
Behnaz JAFARI (Mona)
Babak KARIMI (Ayat, the producer)
Fereshteh SADRE ORAFAEE (The mother)
Forough GHOJABAGLI (Keshavarz)
Arman DARVISH (Omid, the TV host)
Fereshteh HOSSEINI (Anar)

Credits

Director: Massoud Bakhshi

Script: Massoud Bakhshi

Image: Julian Atanassov

Editing: Jacques Comets

Sound: Dana Farzanehpour, Denis Séchaud

Producers: JACQUES BIDOU, MARIANNE DUMOULIN (JBA PRODUCTION)

Coproducers: NICOLE GERHARDS, JOËLLE BERTOSSA and FLAVIA ZANON, BADY MINCK and ALEXANDER DUMREICHER-IVANCEANU, GEORGES SCHOUCAIR, FRED PREMEL, ALI MOSAFFA

Co-production companies: JBA PRODUCTION, NIKO FILM, CLOSE UP FILMS, AMOUR FOU LUXEMBOURG, SCHORTCUT FILMS, TITA B PRODUCTIONS, ALI MOSAFFA PRODUCTIONS in coproduction with ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel in collaboration with ARTE, RTS, SRG SSR, VOO BE TV / PANACHE PRODUCTIONS and LA COMPAGNIE CINEMATOGRAPHIQUE / with the support of EURIMAGES, CNC, FILM FUND LUXEMBOURG, PICTANOVO avec le soutien de la REGION HAUTS-DE-FRANCE et en partenariat avec le CNC, MEDIENBOARD BERLIN-BRANDENBURG, FILMFÖRDERUNGSANSTALT, OFC, NORDMEDIA, REGION BRETAGNE, CINEFOROM, BREIZH FILM FUND, TORINOFILMLAB, PYRAMIDE, COOPERATION BELGE AU DEVELOPPEMENT, SUNDANCE, BON GAH, ANGOA

 

 

Festivals & Awards

2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL -

World Cinema Dramatic Competition - GRAND JURY PRIZE

2020 BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL

Generation 14plus Competition

 

 

 

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YALDA - A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS

a film by :Massoud Bakhshi

In Iran today: Maryam (22) accidentally kills her husband Nasser (65) and is sentenced to death. The only person who can save her is Mona (37), Nasser's daughter. All Mona has to do is appear on a popular live TV show and forgive Maryam. This TV show does exist in Iran, it has inspired this fiction.

French Synopsis :

Iran, de nos jours. Maryam, 22 ans, tue accidentellement son mari Nasser, 65 ans. Elle est condamnée à mort. La seule personne qui puisse la sauver est Mona, la fille de Nasser. Il suffirait que Mona accepte de pardonner Maryam en direct devant des millions de spectateurs, lors d’une émission de téléréalité. En Iran cette émission existe, elle a inspiré cette fiction.

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