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Taipei Golden Horse screening Iran’s ‘Yalda’

The 2020 Taipei Golden Horse filmfest in Taiwan is screening Iranian feature ‘Yalda’.

The 57th edition of the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (TGHFF) in Taiwan has been screening Iranian feature ‘Yalda’ (A Night for Forgiveness).

Directed by Masoud Bakhshi, the movie is contending for a Golden Horse at "Beyond the Verdict" section of the film event.

Produced by Ali Mosaffa, ‘Yalda’ is a joint production of Iran, Switzerland, Germany, Lebanon and Luxembourg.

The movie 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 in Iran, she comes to a TV studio to be forgiven by the victim’s only daughter on a live show.

But several incidents during the show and its behind-the-scenes draw the two young women into a challenging situation before making a decision.

Behnaz Jafari, Babak Karimi, Faqiheh Soltani, Fereshteh Sadr-Orafaee, Bahram Afshar, and Fereshteh Hosseini are among the cast members of the flick.

The film has so far competed at a large number of global events, including the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Switzerland and the Sundance Film Festival in the US, where it won the Grand Jury Award.

‘Yalda’ has formerly received the Special Mention for best screenplay at the Sofia International Film Festival in Bulgaria and Best Director award at the Antalya Film Festival in Turkey.

The movie has been successful at the box office of several countries in Europe and was honored by France’s Elle Magazine.

ifilm English TV has interviewed the flick's director, actor Karimi and actress Jafari. Click here to watch the report.

Founded in 1980, the TGHFF is the largest film festival in Taiwan. The festival focuses on the theme of fantasy, leading the audience to go beyond the boundaries of imagination.

The 2020 edition of the event started on November 5 and will conclude on November 22.

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