Image de YALDA, long-métrage de Massoud Bakhshi

Massoud Bakhshi’s feature film – Groupe Ouest 2015 & Breizh Film Fund 2016 – wins 2 prizes in Torino!

Great news! YALDA, Massoud Bakhshi‘s second feature film – coached in residency within the framework of Groupe Ouest 2015 Annual Selection and, lately supported by the Breizh Film Fund – received on 24 November 2016 the Audience Award and Co-Production Award at TorinoFilmLab Meeting Event. The TFL Meeting Event takes place every year in parallel with the Torino Film Festival. It is the annual showcase of the projects, talents and films developed at TorinoFilmLab, featuring a global co-production market for independent original or adapted feature films (with a focus on emerging directors), a presentation of the professionals trained within the scheme, and a work-in-progress event dedicated to upcoming TFL-supported films.

YALDA is produced by Jacques Bidou and Marianne Dumoulin for JBA Production & Mahmoud Bakhshi for Bon Gah. Massoud Bakhshi’s first feature film, « A Respectable Family » had known the success, with a selection in Cannes in 2012 (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs).


Maryam (26) is “temporarily married” to Naser (65). She accidentally kills him, but is pregnant with his child. In Iran, only a victim’s family can forgive the killer. For Maryam, this pardon plays out on the country’s most popular reality show. She quickly discovers that nothing is what it seems, including her own family. She must choose between her child and her life, in front of millions of viewers.