The Persian Version official trailer and release date
The Persian Version

Sony Pictures Classics debuted the official trailer for The Persian Version, the Sundance Fest award-winning comedy film on the Iranian and Iranian-American experience. Starring in the film are Layla Mohammadi, Niousha Noor, Kamand Shafieisabet, Bijan Daneshmand, Bella Warda, Chiara Stella, Tom Byrne, and Shervin Alenabi.

Directed and written by Maryam Keshavar, The Persian Version world premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival where the film won both the Audience Award and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award in the U.S. Dramatic Competition; and opens in theaters in LA and NY with a release date of October 13th.

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 at arm’s 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). Punctuated by a bright color palette, snappy comedic relief, and vibrant dance numbers, “The Persian Version” delivers an honest portrayal of a woman who remains unapologetically herself, blended seamlessly into a heartfelt story about family, belonging, and the undeniable influence of pop music.

Watch the official trailer for The Persian Version.

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