YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS (2019)

Yalda
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Friday, 23 April 2021 / 18:30 4,50 € Tickets

The price of pardon

Iran-France-Germany-Switzerland-Luxemburg-Lebanon. Direction: Massoud Bakhshi. Production: Jacques Bidou, Marianne Dumoulin / JBA Production, NiKo Film, Close Up Films, Amour Fou Luxembourg, Tita B Productions, Ali Mosaffa Productions, Shortcut Films. Coproduction: Nicole Gerhards, Joëlle Bertossa, Flavia Zanon, Bady Minck, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Ali Mosaffa, Georges Schoucair, Fred Prémel. Screenplay: Massoud Bakhshi.Photography: Julian Atanassov. Edition: Jacques Comets. Cast: Sadaf Asgari, Behnaz Jafari, Babak Karimi, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaee, Forough Ghajebeglou, Fereshteh Hosseini, Arman Darvish. Running time: 89 min.

LANGUAGE: Farsi / SUBTITLES: Spanish

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Iran today. Maryam, 22 year of age, accidentally kills her husband, Nasser, aged 65. She is sentenced to death. The only person who can save her is Mona, Nasser's daughter. Mona simply has to pardon Maryam live on a television programme before millions of spectators. The reality show takes place during Yalda, the winter solstice celebration. It is the longest night of the year, and for the two women it will be even more drawn-out.