A film by Massoud Bakhshi. In Farsi with German subtitles.

[Credits] [Termine & Termine] [Trailer]

You can still par­ti­ci­pa­te in our text mes­sa­ge com­pe­ti­ti­on. Does Maryam Komijani deser­ve to be for­gi­ven? Text 1 for yes, 2 for no.”

The spot­lights and came­ras are all in posi­ti­on. The mode­ra­tor takes a last quick look at his notes. The final seconds of the intro ad roll by – 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – and then the rea­li­ty TV show goes live. Televised on the night of Yalda, of all days, a Persian cele­bra­ti­on of the win­ter sol­sti­ce. Tonight’s guest is Maryam, a young woman con­dem­ned to death. She is accom­pa­nied in stu­dio by Mona, who has always been like a big sis­ter to her. Maryam was living with Mona’s father in a tem­po­ra­ry, mar­ria­ge. Now she stands accu­sed of his mur­der. In front of the came­ra and mil­li­ons of view­ers, Maryam is sup­po­sed to beg for for­gi­ve­ness and her life. Alluding to a real, popu­lar Iranian TV Show, the tele­vi­si­on stu­dio ser­ves as a stage for a cham­ber play that also explo­res the social dimen­si­ons behind the per­so­nal drama.


Frankreich / Deutschland / Schweiz / Luxemburg / Libanon / Iran 201, 89 Min., far­si OmU
Regie, Buch: Massoud Bakhshi
Kamera: Julian Atanassov
Montage: Jacques Comets 
mit: Sadaf Asgari, Behnaz Jafari, Babak Karimi, Fereshteh Sadr Orafaee, Forough Ghajebeglou, Arman Darvish, Fereshteh Hosseini 


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Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness / Yalda, la nuit du par­don (2020) – Trailer (English Subs)

Im Kino mit deut­schen Untertiteln.

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