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YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS

Iran 89′ a film by MASSOUD BAKHSHI   In Iran today: Maryam (22) accidentally kills her husband Nasser (65) and is sentenced to death. The only person who can save her is Mona, Nasser’s daughter. All Mona has to do is appear on a popular live TV show and forgive Maryam. But forgiveness proves difficult when they[…]

SOW THE WIND

Start shooting of “Sow the wind” by Danilo Caputo on Monday 18 March. Region of Taranto in Puglia. The “liothrips caeruleus” decimates the olive trees, Nica (Yile Vianello) decided to fight. She is looking for the antagonist insect in an area where insecticides and pollution have killed everything. But pollution is also in the heads and[…]

SADAF ASGARI IN YALDA!

Sadaf Asgari, on the front page, is Maryam in the latest born, just finished, of JBA, “YALDA” by Massoud Bakhshi. The second feature film by this young Iranian filmmaker, we produced the first “A respectable family” (Cannes 2012).  

WAJIB! WAJIB!

WAJIB, WAJIB!! AGAIN End of July Wajib picked up BEST FILM at the Prishtina International Film Festival in Kosovo, BEST FILM in Casablanca Film Festival, Cine Ville, and the JURY PRIZE as well as BEST ACTOR for both Mohamad Bakri and Saleh Bakri at the Arab Film Festival of Oran, Algeria. Earlier awards include Best[…]

PERRO NEGRO by George Walker Torres

VENEZUELA • 90 – 100′ a film by GEORGE WALKER TORRES Coproduction between Brazil, France, and Venezuela Shooting provisional: October 2020 Tomas, a seven-year-old boy, an only child of a bourgeois family decomposed in Rio de Janeiro, takes refuge against the violence around him in his relation with Carmen, a very young maid coming of Venezuela, and a homeless[…]

DONBASS

UKRAINE  • 120′ DONBASS by Sergei Loznitsa When we call “peace” the war, when the propaganda is presented as the truth, when we call “love” the hatred, it is there that the life begins to look like the death. Donbass survives. Manuel practises hell. There is a hackneyed phrase: history repeats itself – the first time[…]

SOW THE WIND

ITALY – 90′ a film by Danilo Caputo Nica, 21, drops out of her university course in agronomics and returns home to Apulia in southern Italy after three years away. She finds her father deep in debt, a polluted, devastated region, and olive trees destroyed by a parasite. Everyone seems to have given up in[…]

YALDA by Massoud Bakhshi

a film by MASSOUD BAKHSHI IRAN • 90 – 100′ Coproduction between France, Iran, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg & Lebanon. Editing: october 2018 Selection « Fabrique des Cinémas du Monde » Cannes 2016, supported an developped at the TorinoFilmLab, winner of the Coproduction Award and Audience Award, selection at the SundanceLab winner of the Global Filmaking Award. Maryam (26) is “temporarily married” to Naser (65). She accidentally kills him, but[…]