Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness

Title in Estonian
Yalda, andestuse öö
Original title
Yalda
Director
Massoud Bakhshi
Country
Iran, France, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Lebanon
Year
2019
Festival
Tartuff

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. But forgiveness proves difficult when they are forced to relive the past.

Director
Massoud Bakhshi
Screenwriter
Massoud Bakhshi
Cast
Sadaf Asgari, Behnaz Jafari, Babak Karimi
DoP
Julian Atanassov
Production
JBA Production
Language
Persian
Runtime

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Town Hall Square Tartu
ScreeningYalda, a Night for Forgiveness
SubtitlesEstonian, English
Q&A guestsMassoud Bakhshi
Q&A presenterLiisi Rohumäe
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