Ballad of a White Cow
[Ghasideh Gave Sefid], directed by Maryam Moghadam, Behtash Sanaeeha, France / Iran 2020, 88'
- Ballad of the White Cow, one of the best films of the Berlin IFF, is a shocking tale of human drama and the search for justice where it is extremely difficult to find. The directing duo: Behtash Sanaeeha and Maryam Moghadam draw on the best traditions of Iranian cinema, describing universal values through a local story.
- Mina's life is marked by a great tragedy: the death of her husband. Her everyday life is turned upside down when she finds out that Babak was imprisoned and then executed for a crime he did not commit. The authorities responsible for this error want to sweep the case under the carpet and, next to an apology, offer her financial compensation.
- In despair, Mina cannot come to terms with the tragic misunderstanding. She starts fighting against the cynical system, trying to make the truth come to light. Her struggle requires not only strength and determination, but also money. When the situation of the woman and her daughter deteriorates, a stranger knocks on Mina's door, claiming that he wishes to pay back a debt he once owed her husband. Cautious at first, over time the woman starts trusting Reza. However, she is unaware of the real motivation behind his actions.
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Yuku and the Himalayan Flower
[Yuku et la fleur de l’Himalaya], directed by Rémi Durin and Arnaud Demuynck, Belgium / France 2022, 65’
Day and Night
[Dzień i noc], directed by Katarzyna Machałek and Łukasz Machowski, Poland 2022, 90' (English friendly)