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December 11, 2020 - February 8, 2021


December 11, 2020
February 8


South Bay Film Society

LAST CHANCE!   Ticket sales end Monday Feb. 8 (you have 72 hours to finish watching).

CLICK HERE for your 3 day ticket for YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS.

An astounding drama from Iran, directed by Massoud Bakhshi.   It is inspired by an actual long running, popular live reality tv show that puts at stake matters of life and death according to Iranian law of retaliation.

Winner Grand Jury Prize, World Cinema, Sundance Film Festival

“The way religious law penetrates every aspect of Iranian life, from a murder case to how a TV show is run, is probably the most striking aspect of YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS.   The perverse logic of temporary marriage, inheritance laws favoring boys and homicide laws stacked against wives, not to mention the practice of paying one’s way out of a hanging with “blood money” to the victim’s relatives, become casual plot elements in this well-shot, cleverly scripted melodrama.” – Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter

“Bakhshi’s sure-handed assessment of Iran’s class struggle, a thoughtfully-parsed topic with universal implications, is the film’s most fascinating dimension.” – Tomris Laffly, Variety

Review by Neely Swanson, film critic for the Easy Reader: https://easyreadernews.com/yalda-a-night-for-forgiveness-oh-what-a-night-movie/

Language: Persian (English subtitles)

Length: 1 hr. 30 min.

On the ticket page, click on the “Unlock” button and fill in the required information to create your account (or login to a previously created account if you already viewed one of our films using Eventive).


Option 1: You will be able to watch the film on any computer, laptop, ipad, chromebook or other mobile devices. (It is recommended to close all other apps, email pages, and devices which utilize internet bandwidth, to ensure ample bandwidth for playing the film).

See options 2 and 3 to watch the film on your television:

Option 2: You can mirror or cast from one of the above devices to your television using AppleTV or Chromecast or a smart tv enabled with AirPlay or Chromecast, or directly connect the computer/mobile device to the TV using an HDMI cable.   You can find instructions on the Eventive help page (scroll down to the the heading “How do I play the movie on my TV?”

Option 3: You can watch on your TV by downloading the Eventive app with AppleTV or Roku.   You can find instructions on the Eventive help page (scroll down to the headings relating to AppleTV and Roku).