The Persian Version


Paramount Theatre 2 Thu, Feb 15 6:45 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2023
Production Country:US
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Maryam Keshavarz


When a large Iranian-American family gathers, a family secret is uncovered that catapults the estranged mother and daughter into an exploration of the past, and to discover they are more alike than they know.

“The Persian Version is a portrait of a daughter through her mother's history. It confronts the complex trouble of shaky mother-daughter relationships yet never fails to acknowledge the love and pain equally. With endearing childhood vignettes, affecting flashbacks to rural Iran, and hilariously uncomfortable moments of confrontation, 'The Persian Version' encapsulates the spectrum of family (and the independence from it) with bonafide sincerity. The radical act of demanding agency in a world governed by expectation is treated with the gusto and gravity required. But the moments of life in between are permitted with tantamount priority to incite the laughs that motivate us to keep moving forward." -