65th Cork International Film Festival

Yalda, A Night For Forgiveness

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On the night of Yalda, the Iranian winter solstice festival, Maryam, a young woman sentenced to death for the murder of her husband, is due to appear on a reality TV show to plead with her husband’s family for forgiveness and her life. Between Maryam's nervousness and the reconstruction clips, there soon emerge revelations which call into question many of the case facts. Massoud Bakhshi’s pacy melodrama won a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, and will keep you enthralled until the very end.

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  • Year
  • Runtime
    89 minutes
  • Country
    Iran, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Lebanon, France
  • Note
  • Director
    Massoud Bakhshi
  • Screenwriter
    Massoud Bakhshi
  • Producer
    Jacques Bidou, Marianne Dumoulin
  • Cast
    Sadaf Asgari, Behnaz Jafari
  • Editor
    Jacques Comets