After an amazing debut at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, “The Persian Version” is poised to arrive in theaters later this year. Now, Sony Pictures Classics is ready to start teasing the award-winning film’s theatrical release.
As seen in the new teaser for the film, “The Persian Version” follows the story of Leila, a young Persian woman in New York City trying to balance the expectations of her family with her own personal desires.
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“The Persian Version” stars Layla Mohammadi, Nioshua Noor, and Kamand Shafieisabat. The film is written and directed by Maryam Keshavarz, who is probably best known for her 2011 film, “Circumstance.” That film took home the audience award at the Sundance Film Festival. Interestingly, “The Persian Version” took home that same award at this year’s festival.
We saw “The Persian Version” during its debut at the Sundance Film Festival. And while our thoughts on the film were mixed, our review commends the “extraordinarily nuanced performance” of Nioshua Noor.
“The Persian Version” arrives in theaters this fall. You can watch the teaser below.
Here’s the synopsis:
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. However, when her secret is unceremoniously revealed, so are the distinct parallels between her life and that of her mother Shireen (Niousha Noor).