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‘Yalda’ to run at Karlovy Vary Int’l Film Festival

Masoud Bakhshi’s ‘Yalda’ is to attend the 2021 Karlovy Vary Int’l Film Festival in the Czech Republic.

Masoud Bakhshi’s award-winning feature film ‘Yalda’ is scheduled to attend the 55th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) in the Czech Republic.

‘Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness’, a captivating drama co-produced with Luxembourg's Amour Fou and awarded in Sundance Film Festival, follows a young Iranian woman sentenced to death and seeking to obtain forgiveness from her accusers via a popular reality TV show.

‘Yalda’ starrs Behnaz Jafari and Faqiheh Soltani among others.

The 2019 production has been already honored with the Grand Jury Award at the 2020 International Dramatic Film at Sundance Film Festival in the US.  

In its latest international presence, Bakhshi’s 89-min ‘Yalda’ went on screen at the 15th Panorama of Maghreb and Middle Eastern Cinemas in France as well as the Sofia International Film Festival (SIFF) in Bulgaria.

The flick is also set to premiere across Europe and America, beginning from September.  

The Karlovy Vary Festival is one of the oldest in the world and has become Central and Eastern Europe’s leading film event.

KVIFF cancels this year’s edition in view of the Czech government’s ongoing coronavirus measures and the complicated worldwide situation today.

The 55th edition of the Czech festival will take place on July 2-10, 2021.