Mina’s life is turned upside down after learning that her husband Babak was innocent of the crime for which he was executed. Running out of money, when a stranger knocks at her door to repay a debt he owed Babak, she lets him into her life unaware of the secret that ties them to one another.
A tense and compelling look at grief and remorse, Ballad of a White Cow compassionately brings to light the ethical dilemmas facing women in contemporary Iran. Doubling as co-director and lead actor, Maryam Moghaddam embodies the steely resilience of one woman’s quest for justice against the odds.
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States