News ID: 90273
Publish Date : 16 May 2021 - 21:43
TEHRAN (IFILM) -- ‘Yalda’ (A Night for Forgiveness) has been set to compete at the 10th edition of the Iranian Film Festival Australia.
Written and directed by Masoud Bakhshi and produced by Ali Mosaffa, the movie is a joint production of Iran, Switzerland, Germany, Lebanon, France, and Luxembourg.
The 89-minute movie tells the story of Maryam Komijani, a young woman who has been sentenced to death for the murder of her husband.
On Yalda Night, an ancient cultural festive marking the longest night of the year in Iran, she comes to a TV studio to be forgiven by the victim’s only daughter on a live show.
But several incidents during the show and its behind-the-scenes draw the two young women into a challenging situation before the crunch time.
Sadaf Asgari, Behnaz Jafari, Babak Karimi, Faqiheh Soltani, Fereshteh Sadr-Orafaee, Bahram Afshar, and Fereshteh Hosseini are among the cast members of the flick.
The film has so far competed at a good number of global events, including the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival in Taiwan and the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Switzerland and the Sundance Film Festival in the U.S., where it won the Grand Jury Award.
‘Yalda’ received the Special Mention for best screenplay at the Sofia International Film Festival in Bulgaria and Best Director award at the Antalya Film Festival in Turkey.
It won a nomination at the 26th Lumieres Awards in France, has been successful at the box office of several countries in Europe, and was honored by France’s Elle Magazine.
The movie most recently won the award for best film script at the Barcelona Sant Jordi International Film Festival in Spain and went on screen at the MOOOV International Film Festival in Belgium.
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