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Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness
In this startling drama inspired by an actual Iranian reality television show, a young woman facing the death penalty for having murdered her husband must plead for her life with her late husband’s grown daughter and millions of viewers at home.
Iran/France/Germany/Switzerland/Luxembourg/Lebanon | 2019 | Massoud Bakhshi
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, this startling drama is inspired by an actual Iranian reality television show. Set on the night of Yalda (the Persian celebration of the winter solstice), the film introduces us to Maryam, a young woman facing the death penalty for having murdered her much older husband. Maryam must plead for her life with herView more
Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness, a Cinematheque streaming exclusive, can be viewed online from 12/11 thru 1/14 via the link below. Doing so supports the Cinematheque. Screening fee is $12, and after opening the film, you have 72 hours to watch it.