Archive of films Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness / Yalda, la nuit du pardon

France / Germany / Switzerland / Luxembourg / Lebanon / Iran
2019, 89 min


A reality show as a genuine life-changer. Young Maryam is sentenced to death for murdering her husband. Her last hope for salvation is the chance of a pardon granted on live TV. Could it happen after the commercial break? Winner of Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema Dramatic category, Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness was based on real events.


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About the film

Color, DCP

Director: Massoud Bakhshi
Screenplay: Massoud Bakhshi 
Dir. of Photography: Julian Atanassov
Editor: Jacques Comets
Art Director: Kambiz Safari
Producer: Jacques Bidou, Marianne Dumoulin
Production: JBA Production, Niko Film, Close Up Films, Amour Fou Luxembourg, Schortcut Films, Tita B Productions, Ali Mosaffa Productions
Coproduction: ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel in collaboration with ARTE, RTS, SRG SSR, VOO BE TV / Panache Productions and La Compagnie Cinematographique
Cast: Sadaf Asgari, Behnaz Jafari, Babak Karim, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaee, Forough Ghajebeglou, Arman Darvish, Fereshteh Hosseini
Sales: Pyramide International

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