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US audiences welcome Iranian ‘Yalda’

‘Yalda’ has been welcomed at the Sundance International Film Festival in the US.

‘Yalda’ has been welcomed at the Sundance International Film Festival in the US.

The movie, written and directed by Masoud Bakhshi, was well received at the main competition section of the event.

‘Yalda’ tells the story of Maryam Komijani, a young woman who has been sentenced to death for the murder of her husband. On Yalda Night, an ancient cultural festive marking the longest night of the year, she has been brought to a studio to be forgiven by the victim’s only daughter, Mona Ziya, during a live TV program.

But several incidents during the show and behind-the-scenes of the TV program get the two young women into a challenging situation to take a decision.

Behnaz Jafari and Faqiheh Soltani star in Bakhshi’s second feature film.

The Sundance Film Festival is the largest independent film festival in the United States, featuring work from American and International independent filmmakers.

The 2020 edition of the festival is currently underway and will run until February 2.

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