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The Persian Version

October 20, 2023
1hr 47min
Status: released

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The Persian Version Movie Details:

Movie NameThe Persian Version
Country United States
Language English, Persian
GenreComedy, Drama
Release DateJanuary 21, 2023 (Sundance)
October 20, 2023 (United States)
Running Time1hr 47min
Age ratingR
CastLayla Mohammadi
Niousha Noor
Bijan Daneshmand
Bella Warda
Tom Byrne
Directed by Maryam Keshavarz
Written byMaryam Keshavarz
Produced byAnne Carey
Ben Howe
Luca Borghese
Maryam Keshavarz
Peter Block
Cory Neal
Cinematography by André Jäger
Edited by Abolfazl Talooni
JoAnne Yarrow
Music byRostam Batmanglij
Production CompanyMarakesh Films
Archer Gray
A Bigger Boat
Distributor Sony Pictures Classics
Stage 6 Films

The Persian Version Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Layla Mohammadi as Leila
    • Chiara Stella as young Leila
  • Niousha Noor as Shireen
    • Kamand Shafieisabet as young Shireen
  • Bijan Daneshmand as Ali Reza
    • Shervin Alenabi as young Ali Reza
  • Bella Warda as Mamanjoon
    • Sachli Gholamalizad as young Mamanjoon
  • Tom Byrne as Maximillian
  • Arty Froushan as Majid
  • Samuel Tehrani as Shivaz
  • Jerry Habibi as Abbas
  • Parsa Kaffash as Vahid
  • Andrew Malik as Eman
  • Ash Goldeh as Babajoon


Coming from two countries at odds with each other, Iranian-American Leila (Layla Mohammadi) strives to find balance and embrace her opposing cultures, while boldly challenging the labels society is so quick to project upon her. When her family reunites in New York City for her father’s heart transplant, Leila navigates her relationships from arms length in an effort to keep her “real” life separate from her family life. However, when her secret is unceremoniously revealed, so are the distinct parallels between her life and that of her mother Shireen (Niousha Noor).

The Persian Version Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Worldwide Collection$559,820

About The Persian Version Movie:

The Persian Version is an American comedy-drama film directed and written by Maryam Keshavarz. The film stars Layla Mohammadi, Niousha Noor, Bijan Daneshmand, Bella Warda, and Tom Byrne. It follows the struggles of a young Iranian-American woman who is often at odds with her family, particularly with her mother.

The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2023, where it won two awards, including the Audience Award for the U.S. Dramatic Competition. It had a limited theatrical release in the United States by Sony Pictures Classics and Stage 6 Films on October 20, 2023. It received positive reviews from critics and was named one of the top 10 independent films of 2023 by the National Board of Review.