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Writer-director Maryam Keshavarz returns to Sundance with 'The Persian Version'

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Renai Bodley Miller
Director Maryam Keshavarz talks about her film "Persian Version" on KPCW's Sundance Reel, January 21, 2023

When a large Iranian-American family gathers in NYC for the patriarch’s heart transplant, a family secret is uncovered and catapults the estranged mother and daughter into an exploration of the past. Writer-director and producer Maryam Keshavarz discusses "Persian Version" on KPCW's Sundance Reel.

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Layla Mohammadi and Niousha Noor appear in a still from The Persian Version by Maryam Keshavars, an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival

Known for getting all the facts right, as well as his distinctive sign-off, Rick covered Summit County meetings and issues for 35 years on KPCW. He now heads the Friday Film Review team.