Yalda, A Night for Forgiveness
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Yalda, A Night for Forgiveness

April 2–30

This event occurred as part of the 20/21 Hop Film season. This is an archived view.

A young Iranian woman must beg for her life on a TV show after accidentally killing her husband.

20/21 Hop Film

$8 public; $5 Dartmouth employees
Free for Hop Members & Dartmouth students

When you rent the film, you will have through Fri, Apr 30 to watch it.
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Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness Trailer | Tartuff 2020


Young Maryam accidentally kills her much-older husband and is sentenced to death. Her only recourse is to appear on a popular TV show and publicly beg forgiveness from her husband's adult daughter. If granted, the daughter is paid a reward (a blood debt). If denied, Maryam will die. Millions of television viewers are tuning in to see Maryam's fate unfold. Based on an actual and long-running Iranian reality show, this Sundance Grand Jury Winner is equal parts thriller, family drama and an incisive examination of social dynamics. D: Massoud Bakhshi, Iran, subtitled, 2019, 1h29m

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