• Ballad of a White Cow
  • Ballad of a White Cow
  • Ballad of a White Cow

Ballad of a White Cow / Ghasideyeh gave sefid Programme 2021

by Behtash Sanaeeha, Maryam Moghaddam Feature Film Competition

Mina loses the ground from under her feet when she learns that her husband Babak was wrongfully convicted and executed. The court promises her a sum of money as compensation, but this alone is not enough for Mina, who must now raise her daughter on her own. She demands an official apology from the Iranian authorities. One day, a friendly stranger named Reza shows up. He claims to have owed Babak a debt that he now wants to settle. Hesitantly, Mina, in her financial distress, accepts his offer and Reza proves to be an extremely supportive new friend who helps Mina out. But Mina has no idea that they are both connected by a dark secret.

About the director(s)

After graduating with a degree in civil engineering, Behtash Sanaeeha began writing screenplays and directing short films, documentaries and ad spots. Maryam Moghaddam graduated from the school for dramatic arts in Göteborg. She plays the lead role in several Iranian films. Sanaeeha and Moghaddam worked together on the screenplay for RISK OF ACID RAIN (2015) and directed the THE INVINCIBLE DIPLOMACY OF MR NADERI (2017). Their most recent collaborative film world premiered at the 2021 Berlinale.

About the director(s)

Time Venue

21:00* Filmpodium

16:00* Kosmos 1

18:45 Kosmos 6

18:30 Filmpodium

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  • Online Q&A
  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: Iran, France, 2021
  • Runtime: 105 Min
  • Languages: Farsi
  • Subtitles: English, German
  • Directors: Behtash Sanaeeha, Maryam Moghaddam
  • Cast: Maryam Moghaddam, Alireza Sanifar, Pourya Rahimisam, Avin Purraoufi, Farid Ghobadi, Lili Farhadpour
  • Screenplay: Maryam Moghaddam, Moghaddam Sanaeeha, Mehrdad Kouroshnia
  • Cinematography: Amin Jafari
  • Editors: Ata Mehrad, Behtash Sanaeeha
  • Sound: Hossein Ghourchian, Abdolreza Heydari
  • Producers: Gholamreza Mousavi, Etienne de Ricaud
  • Production Companies: FilmSazan Javan, Caractères Productions
  • World Sales: Totem Films
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