Yalda

Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness
Director
Massoud Bakhshi
Country
Iran, Islamic Republic of, France, Germany, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Lebanon
Year
2019
Genre
Fiction
Scriptwriters
Massoud Bakhshi
Cast
Sadaf Asgari, Zakieh Behbahani, Arman Darvish, Forough Ghajabagli, Fereshteh Hosseini, Behnaz Jafari, Babak Karimi, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Ramona Shah, Faghiheh Soltani
Production
JBA Production, NiKo Film, Close Up Films, Amour Fou Luxembourg, Tita Productions - Tita B Productions, Ali Mosaffa Productions (IR), Schortcut Films (LB)

Storyline

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, Nasser's daughter. All Mona has to do is appear on a popular live TV show and forgive Maryam. But forgiveness proves difficult when they are forced to relive the past.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Berlin International Film Festival 2020
Generation 14plus
Sundance Film Festival 2020
World Cinema Dramatic Competition