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In 'The Persian Version,' Iranian-American filmmaker creates multi-generational family dramedy

A still from "The Persian Version" by Maryam Keshavars, an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. (Courtesy of Sundance Institute/Photo by Andre Jaeger)
A still from "The Persian Version" by Maryam Keshavars, an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. (Courtesy of Sundance Institute/Photo by Andre Jaeger)

The Sundance Film Festival is underway in Park City, Utah. The celebration of cinema includes dozens of marquee movies. One film is by an Iranian-American writer and director who also won the prestigious Audience Award for a previous feature film at Sundance.

Maryam Keshavarz talks with Here & Now‘s Deepa Fernandes about “The Persian Version,” a sweeping family dramedy. It’s about three generations of Iranian women, and it bounces across continents and decades to tell the story.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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