202783 Maryam Moghaddam and Lili Farhadpour Amin Jafari

BALLAD OF A WHITE COW

Year 2021
Runtime 105 mins
Language Farsi
Subtitles English Subtitles
Canadian Premiere
Availability
  • Online & In-Cinema
  • Availability: September 23 - October 3

Mina’s life is turned upside down when she learns that her husband Babak was innocent of the crime for which he was executed. The authorities apologize for the mistake and offer the prospect of financial compensation, but Mina starts a silent battle against a cynical system for the sake of her daughter and herself. Just as her money is running out, a stranger named Reza knocks at her door, saying he has come to repay a debt he owed to Babak. Mina is guarded at first but increasingly lets Reza into her life, unaware of the secret that ties them to one another.

BALLAD OF A WHITE COW is the extremely powerful feature directorial debut from co-writer and directors, Behtash Sanaeeha and Maryam Moghaddam. Moghaddam also stars in the film, giving an incredible and unforgettable performance.

Countries

France Iran
Festivals
Berlinale 2021, Jerusalem Film Festival 2021, Tribeca 2021, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2021
Director
Behtash Sanaeeha, Maryam Moghaddam
Producer
Gholamreza Mousavi, Etienne De Ricaud
Screenwriter
Behtash Sanaeeha, Maryam Moghaddam, Mehrdad Kouroshnia
Cinematographer
Amin Jafari
Cast
Maryam Moghadam, Alireza Sanifar, Pourya Rahimisam, Avin Purraoufi, Farid Ghobadi, Lili Farhadpour