The Persian Version
Director: Maryam Keshavarz Run Time: 107 min. Release Year: 2023
Starring: Bella Warda, Bijan Daneshmand, Kamand Shafieisabet, Layla Mohammadi, Niousha Noor
When a large Iranian-American family gathers in New York City for the patriarch’s heart transplant, a family secret is uncovered and catapults the estranged mother and daughter into an exploration of the past.
“The Persian Version tells an affecting and painful story about what womanhood demands and imagines, and about how someone can step forward into a life they sculpt for themselves at any age and in any place.” ~ Roxana Hadadi, New York Magazine
““The Persian Version” pulses with personality, striking an excellent balance between humor and heart.” ~ Peyton Robinson, RogerEbert.com