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Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness

English title: Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness
Original title: Yalda, la nuit du pardon
German title: Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness *
France, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Lebanon, Iran, 2019

Director: Bakhshi, Massoud
Production company: JBA Production
Co-producers: Niko Film, Close Up Films, Amour Fou, Shortcut Films, Tita B Productions, Ali Mosaffa Productions, ZDF Arte, RTS SRG SSR, VOO Be TV
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 89 min.
Film genre: Feature film

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.

Sundance IFF 2020 (awarded), Berlin Generation 2020, Emden-Norderney IFF 2021

Study guide: German

World sales address/es:
Pyramide (FR)