- Category: Coming Soon
- Published: Wednesday, 31 May 2023 17:42
Sony Pictures Classics picked up Sundance Film Festival's Audience Award and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award-winning film, THE PERSIAN VERSION. Watch the first trailer for the Sundance favorite.
From writer-director-producer, Maryam Keshavarz, THE PERSIAN VERSION delivers a universal and timely story of the Iranian-American experience. Coming from two countries at odds with each other, Iranian-American Leila (Layla Mohammadi) strives to find balance and embrace her opposing cultures, while boldly challenging the labels society is so quick to project upon her. When her family reunites in New York City for her father’s heart transplant, Leila navigates her relationships from arms length in an effort to keep her “real” life separate from her family life. However, when her secret is unceremoniously revealed, so are the distinct parallels between her life and that of her mother Shireen (Niousha Noor).
Winning both the Audience Award and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, THE PERSIAN VERSION delivers an honest portrayal of a woman who remains unapologetically herself, blended seamlessly into a heartfelt story about family, belonging, and the undeniable influence of pop music. Expect some dancing and colorful palette.
Run Time | 1 hour 40 minutes