Clashes of cultures and filial bonding in “THE PERSIAN VERSION” | MOVIE REVIEW

Not since "Monsoon Wedding" has a motion picture been this in tune with the culture it represents
Starring Layla Mohammadi, Niousha Noor and Arty Froushan
Directed by Maryam Keshavarz

Using narration, sprightly pop music, animation and a buoyant dance number, Maryam Kesharvarz's semi-autobiographical "The Persian Version" announces its unabashed free spirit from the opening moments. Leila (an electrifying Layla Mohammadi) tells the story of her experiences being an openly gay woman in a Persian-American family. Comparing Iran and America to divorced parents, the young woman ... more >