Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness


85 mins
7.6 / 10 (201)


Maryam accidentally killed her husband Nasser and is sentenced to death. The only person who can save her is Mona, Nasser’s daughter. All Mona has to do is appear on a TV show and forgive Maryam. But forgiveness proves difficult when they are forced to relive the past.

MUBI's take

A fierce critique of reality-show culture and Iranian society, Massoud Bakhshi’s film won the Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema at Sundance. Inspired by a real top-rating TV program, this thorny morality tale has the intensity of a riveting courtroom drama, questioning the idea of “public justice.”

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