Ballad of a White Cow (2020)

Struggling to get by as a single mother following her husband’s execution for murder a year ago, Tehran factory worker Mina (Maryam Moghaddam) is suddenly informed that her spouse has been posthumously cleared. Ballad of a White Cow, directed and written by Moghaddam and Behtash Sanaeeha, slowly explores a soul-crushing wrong that no amount of cash, condolences or guilt-riddled compassion can ever make right.

Sarah Ward, Screen Daily

  • Language: Persian
  • Subtitles: Swedish, Finnish
  • Distribution: Atlantic Film
  • Cinematography: Amin Jafari
  • Editing: Ata Mehrad, Behtash Sanaeeha
  • Sound: Hossein Ghourchian, Abdolreza Heydari
  • Production design: Atoosa Ghalamfarsaie
  • Costume design: Atoosa Ghalamfarsaie
  • Make-up: Kamran Khalaj