OPENING NIGHT FILM

BALLAD OF A WHITE COW
BALLAD OF A WHITE COW

Fríggjadagur / Friday
1. sep 19:30
Norðurlandahúsið / The Nordic House
(Høllin)

Leikstjóri/Director: Behtash Sanaeeha,
Maryam Moghaddam
دیفس واگ هدیصق :title Original/Upprunaheiti
2021 | Iran, Frankaríki / Iran, France | 105 min
Farsi / Persian | Enskir undirtekstir / English subtitles

Leikarar / cast: Maryam Moghaddam, Alireza Sanifar,
Pourya Rahimisam, Avin Purraoufi
Sjangra / Genre: Drama

Mina finnur útav, at maður hennara Ba- bak er vorðin avrættaður av misgáum fyri eitt brotsverk, hann ikki framdi. Tí setur hon sær fyri at leita eftir rættvísi í kenslu- leysu skipanini í landinum. Nú Mina er vorðin einlig mamma at dóttrini Bitu, stríðist hon fyri at fáa alt at hanga saman. Hon arbeiðir á mjólkarvirki og ger alt, hon er ment, fyri at taka sær av dóttrini. Ein dagin bankar ein fremmandamaður, Reza, á dyrnar og sigur seg vilja geva henni pengar, sum hann skyldaði manni hennara. Tó hon er varin í byrjanini, ger- ast tey so líðandi vinir, men tað, sum hon ikki veit, er at Reza hevur eitt loyndarmál.Ballad of a White Cow er ein flott fotograferaður filmur við minimalistiskum og døprum huglagi, sum lýsir gerandis- lívið hjá eini kvinnu og dóttur hennara. Søgan snýr seg um órættvísi, álit, frælsi og fyrigeving.

Filmurin hevði heimsfrumsýning á Berlinale í 2021 og varð tilnevndur Golden Berlin Bear umframt Áskoðaravirðislønina. Tann 1. september verður filmurin frumsýndur í Danmark.

 

 

 

 

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Mina finds out that her husband Babak has been wrongfully executed for a crime he didn’t do, and decides to go on a quest to seek justice in the country’s cynical system. Mina, now a single parent to her daughter Bita, struggles to make ends meet working in a factory and does all she can to be able to take care of her. One day a stranger named Reza knocks at the door saying that he has money that he owed to her husband and wants to give back. Although careful at first they steadily form a friendship, but what she does not know is that Reza is keeping a secret. Ballad of White Cow is a beautifully shot film with a minimalistic and somber atmosphere, showing the life of a woman and her daughter as they go through their everyday lives. It’s a story about injustice, trust, freedom and forgiveness.

The film had its international premiere at Berlinale in 2021 and was nominated for the Golden Berlin Bear as well as the Audience Award. On the 1st of September the film will also have its Danish cinema premiere.