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The Persian Version


                                    Poster of The Persian Version

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 at arm’s 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). Punctuated by a bright color palette, snappy comedic relief, and vibrant dance numbers, 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.

Audience Award / U.S. Dramatic – Sundance Film Festival – 2023
Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award / U.S. Dramatic – Sundance Film Festival – 2023
Official Selection / Best Film – Tokyo International Film Festival – 2023

Director

Maryam Keshavarz

Screenplay

Maryiam Keshavarz

Country

United States

Year

2023

Duration

1h47

Category

Fiction

Language

English and Farsi, subtitled in English

Distribution

Métropole Films
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