“Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness” will no longer be a part of the Sundance Film Festival 2021. The sad news came alone when the movie’s director announced to move out of the 2021 Sundance Festival. His decision came after the recent escalating tensions between the USA and Iran.
The after effects of the assassination of Quds Force commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani seeped through the walls of the Sundance Institute as well.
Bakshi sent in his withdrawal statement, saying:
His decision came in retaliation and protest of the hostile act of the USA against Iran. Iranian Students’ News Agency announced on Friday.
“We live in a dark era that needs the light of culture. I wish your festival could shine a light in this darkness,” his letter stated.
“Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness” depicts the story of a widow who is seeking forgiveness from her murdered husband’s daughter. Her fate will be decided on a live transmission of a popular reality tv show. This movie will now not be a part of the festival.
The Sundance Film Festival is scheduled to take place from January 23 to February 2 in Park City, Utah.