YALDA – A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS // SUNDANCE GRAND JURY WINNER – WORLD CINEMA // IRAN
STREAMS DEC. 11 – DEC. 24
A young woman convicted of murder goes on Iranian TV to try to win a pardon in Massoud Bakhshi’s riveting melodrama, which won the Grand Jury Prize in Sundance’s World Cinema Dramatic category. The storyline is based on an actual top-rated Iranian reality television show. In Persian w/subtitles. 79 minutes.
“A CLEVER, SUSPENSEFUL EXPOSE OF SHARIA LAW.” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“A PURPOSEFULLY PROVOCATIVE DRAMA THAT FORCES VIEWERS TO CONSIDER THE DUALITIES OF REALITY AND AUTHENTICITY.” ROGEREBERT.COM