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Sundance Winner ‘The Persian Version’ Lands at Sony Pictures Classics

Sony Pictures Classics has nabbed the North American rights to the Sundance award-winning film The Persian Version, a mother-daughter dramedy written, directed and produced by Maryam Keshavarz. The film’s critical acclaim at Sundance, where it earned the Audience Award in the U.S. Dramatic Competition and The Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award in the same sidebar, brought […]

Three Sundance Titles Take a Timely Look at the Iranian Experience

Filmmaker Maryam Keshavarz’s dramedy The Persian Version opens with a young Iranian American woman played by Layla Mohammadi, wearing a homemade burkini, with a full Islamic face covering and a string bikini on the bottom. It’s a provocative image and one inspired by Keshavarz’s own boldness — born in New York to Iranian parents, she […]

‘The Persian Version’ Review: An Effervescent Mother-Daughter Dramedy Spanning Decades, Continents and Cultures

Maryam Keshavarz's film about Iranian immigrants in New York and New Jersey features a protagonist who never feels entirely at home in either America or Iran.