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Yalda : a night for forgiveness / a production of JBA Production, NiKo Film, Close Up Films, Amour Fou Luxembourg, Schortcut Films, Tita B Productions, Ali Mosaffa Productions in coproduction with ZDF Arte, RTS, SRG SSR, VOO, BE TV/Panache Productions and La Compagnie Cinematographique ; produced by Jacques Bidou, Marianne Dumoulin ; written & directed by Massoud Bakhshi.

Bidou, Jacques, (film producer.). Dumoulin, Marianne, (film producer.). Bakhshi, Massoud, 1972- (film director,, screenwriter.). Asgari, Sadaf, (actor.). Jaʻfarī, Bihnāz, (actor.). Karimi, Babak, (actor.). Atanassov, Julian, (cinematographer.). Comets, Jacques, (editor of moving image work.). Delaram, Farhad, (film director.). Film Movement (Firm), (publisher.). Sadaf Asgari, Behnaz Jafari, Babak Karimi. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 0 of 1 copy available at Allentown Public Library System.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System.

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Allentown Public Library DVD YALD (Text) 34455006782870 New Adult DVD Fiction On Holds Shelf -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Film Movement, LLC, [2021].

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from disc surface.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2020.
Aspect ratio 1.85:1; widescreen.
Special features: Bonus short film, Tattoo, directed by Farhad Delaram (15 min.).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematography, Julian Atanassov ; editor, Jacques Comets.
Participant or Performer Note:
Sadaf Asgari, Behnaz Jafari, Babak Karimi.
Summary, etc.:
Yalda: "The lights and cameras are all in position, and the show goes live. Tonight's guest is Maryam, a young woman condemned to death for murdering her husband. With her in the studio is Mona, the daughter of the deceased. Maryam is supposed to beg Mona for forgiveness. If Mona grants it, Maryam will live, and the show's sponsors will pay Mona a reward. If she denies it, Maryam will die. Millions of television viewers are tuning in on the night of Yalda, the Persian celebration of the winter solstice, to see Maryam's fate unfold"--Container.
Tattoo: "When a young woman tries to renew her driver's license, she comes under police scrutiny because of her tattoos"--Container.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated by the MPAA.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC; all regions; widescreen; 5.1 surround sound/2.0 stereo.
Language Note:
In Persian with English subtitles ; closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Subject: Reality television programs > Drama.
Women murderers > Drama.
Winter solstice > Drama.
Tattooed women > Drama.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fiction films.
Feature films.

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