Massoud Bakhshi

Born in Tehran, Iran, in 1972, Massoud Bakhshi has worked as film critic, scriptwriter and producer, before making 12 documentaries and short films which were awarded internationally. His first feature film, A Respectable Family, was selected at Cannes Film Festival 2012 (Quinzaine des réalisateurs). Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness, his second feature film, was selected at the Word Cinema Dramatic Competition Sundance Film Festival 2020, where it won the Grand Jury Prize for Drama, and at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival Generation 14+ Competition 2020. It is out now in virtual cinemas through Film Movement.


My Beloved Teachers

By Massoud Bakhshi | December 23, 2020

My Beloved Teachers

The Iranian director of Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness looks back on his cinematic journey, and the attempt to find closure with his new film.