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Yalda, A Night for Forgiveness

jueves, 1 de enero de 1970

MoMI se complace en asociarse con Film Movement para traer Yalda, A Night for Forgiveness directamente a los miembros y patrocinadores del museo para verlos desde casa. Para apoyar al Museo, utilice el siguiente enlace para ver la película.

View Yalda, A Night for Forgiveness from home using this link (Tickets: $10/$8 MoMI members). Una parte de la venta de entradas beneficia al Museo y su personal.

Dir. Massoud Bakhshi. Iran/France/Germany/Switzerland/Luxembourg, 2019, 89 mins. Set in Tehran, Yalda, A Night for Forgiveness is a satirical melodrama about the social pressures that dictate the circumstances of Iranian women written and directed by Massoud Bakhshi (A Respectable Family) with elegant, rich cinematography from Julian Atanassov. Condemned to death for murdering her husband, Maryam (Sadaf Asgari) seeks forgiveness from Mona (Behnaz Jafari), the daughter of the dead man—a conflict that plays out on a live television show called Joy of Forgiveness, alluding to a real Iranian TV program. Granting forgiveness will save Maryam’s life, and the show’s sponsors will reward Mona with a monetary payment; if Maryam’s plea is denied, she will be executed. Millions of viewers are tuning in on the night of Yalda, the Persian celebration of the winter solstice, to learn Maryam’s fate. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. A Film Movement Release. Ver tráiler.

“Massoud Bahkshi’s tensely potent Yalda, A Night for Forgiveness has the dramatic momentum to keep you enthralled.” –Andrew Bundy, La lista de reproducción

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