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Director
Massoud Bakhshi

Scenario
Massoud Bakhshi

Director of Photography
Julian Atanassov

Editing
Jacques Comets

Cast
Sadaf Asgari
Behnaz Jafari
Babak Karimi

Producer
Jacques BIDOU
Marianne DUMOULIN

Production Company
Jba Production
Niko Film
Close Up Films
Amour Fou Luxembourg
Schortcut Films
Tita B Productions
Ali Mosaffa Productions

Yalda, A Night for Forgiveness

A Night For Forgiveness addresses justice and the place of women in Iranian society. Twenty-two-year-old Maryam is condemned to death for killing her husband and former boss, 65-year-old Nasser. Her only hope of reprieve from the sentence is to be forgiven by Nasser’s daughter on a live television show. 

 

Massoud Bakhshi

Born in Tehran, in 1972, Massoud Bakhshi has worked as a film critic, scriptwriter and producer, before making 12 documentaries and short films which were awarded internationally. His first feature film A Respectable Family was selected to Cannes Film Festival in 2012. Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness, his second feature film, was selected to Sundance Film Festival and to Berlin Film Festival, Generation 14+ Competition.

France, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Lebanon, Iran 2020
Arabic; Turkish & English sub
DCP, Colour
89'