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East Coast Premiere

Narrative Feature | USA | 2023 | English/Persian | 106 minutes

Punctuated by a bright color palette, snappy comedic relief, and vibrant dance numbers, Sundance award-winner THE PERSIAN VERSION tells the story of Iranian-American Leila (Layla Mohammadi), who navigates her relationships at arm’s length in an effort to balance her opposing cultures. When her family reunites for her father’s heart transplant, Leila’s secret romantic life is unceremoniously exposed, and so are the distinct parallels between her life and that of her mother Shireen (Niousha Noor). Writer-director Maryam Kesharvarz joyfully crafts a universal and timely story about family, belonging, and the undeniable influence of pop music. A Sony Pictures Classics release.


Scheduled to attend on 10/6: Maryam Keshavarz

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