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In this celebratory story of a young woman in Brooklyn, Leila (Layla Mohammadi), strives to find balance and embrace her opposing cultures, while challenging the labels society projects upon her. When her boisterous family reunites in New York City for her father's heart transplant, Leila keeps her “real” life separate from her family life. But when her secret is revealed, so are the distinct parallels between her life and that of her mother Shireen. Punctuated by a bright color palette, snappy comedic relief, and vibrant dance numbers, “The Persian Version” delivers an honest portrayal of a woman who remains unapologetically herself, blended seamlessly into a heartfelt story about family, belonging, and the undeniable influence of pop music. Winning the Audience Award at this year's Sundance Film Festival, writer-director-producer Maryam Keshavarz delivers a universal and timely story of the Iranian-American experience.


Layla Mohammadi
Niousha Noor
Kamand Shafieisabet
Bijan Daneshmand
Bella Warda
Chiara Stella
Tom Byrne
Shervin Alenabi
Parmida Vand
Sachli Gholamalizad
Arty Froushan
Samuel Tehrani
Jerry Habibi
Parsa Kaffash
Reza Diako
Andrew Malik
and Mia Foo



Maryam Keshavarz


Anne Carey
Ben Howe
Luca Borghese
Maryam Keshavarz
Peter Block
and Cory Neal


Maryam Keshavarz