The global screening of the Iranian award-winning flick ‘Yalda’ in Switzerland has kicked off.
Masoud Bakhshi’s latest directorial experience hit Swiss silver screens in various cities of the country on October 21, 2020.
Following a warm welcome by the French critics and audiences during France screenings, now Switzerland is the next host of the film.
The international screening permit of ‘Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness’ has so far been granted to 25 countries by the international distributor of the film, Pyramid International Company.
Also written by Bakhshi, the film 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 program and its behind-the-scenes move the two young women into a challenging situation to make a decision.
‘Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness’ is starring Behnaz Jafari, Faqiheh Soltani, Sadaf Asgari, Babak Karimi, Arman Darvish, Fereshteh Hosseini, and Hassan Joudaki.
The Internationally-celebrated film has gone on screen at several festivals, including the Warsaw International Film Festival in Poland, the Vancouver International Film Festival in Canada, and the Helsinki International Film Festival - Love & Anarchy in Finland.