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The Persian Version

Director Maryam Keshavarz
Country USA
Year 2023
Rating Not Rated
Running Time 107
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From The Booth

"There is a lovely kookiness to The Persian Version which elevates an essentially straight-up mother-daughter conflict story with myriad snappy visuals and storytelling devices before settling into its main narrative trajectory, advancing the idea that we are all just doing the best we can with whatever tools we have." - Kim Hughes, Original Cin.

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 from arms length in an effort to keep her “real” life separate from her family life.

"The combination of exuberant energy, wise-cracking humour and warmhearted emotion makes for a captivating crowdpleaser." - Allan Hunter, Screen Daily