BALLAD OF A WHITE COW
(TITRE FRANÇAIS: LE PARDON)
Fiction, Iran, France (2021 – 105 min)
Written and directed by
Behtash Sanaeeha and Maryam Moghaddam
Mina’s life is turned upside down when she learns that her husband Babak was innocent of the crime for which he was executed. The authorities apologize for the mistake and offer the prospect of financial compensation. Mina starts a silent battle against a cynical system for her own and her daughter’s sake. Just as her money is running out, a stranger named Reza knocks at her door, saying he has come to repay a debt he owed to Babak. Mina is guarded at first, but increasingly lets Reza into her life, unaware of the secret that ties them to one another.
Maryam Moghaddam, Alireza Sanifar, Pourya Rahimisam, Avin Purraoufi, Farid Ghobadi, Lili Farhadpour
Berlinale 2021 (International Competition), Tribeca Film Festival (Critics’ Week), Zurich Film Festival (Special Mention International Feature Film), Valladolid International Film Festival (Best New Director), Palm Springs International Film Festival, Denver International Film Festival, Hong Kong Asian Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, Festival International du Film de Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Philadelphia Film Festival, Jerusalem Film Festival, Calgary International Film Festival, Stockholm Film Festival, Gabes Cinema Fen, Fajr Film Festival, Fünf Seen Film Festival, International Crime and Punishment Film Festival
KMBO (France), Imovision (Brazil), Moviezone Group (China), Artcam Film (Czech Republic), Angel Films (Denmark), Weltkino (Germany), Dananos Films (Greece), Longride (Japan), Cherry Pickers (The Netherlands), Aurora Distribution (Poland), Alambique (Portugal), Megacom (Serbia), Surtsey Film (Spain), Swallow Wings (Taïwan), Teferruat (Turkey), etc.