Day Break

In Iran, capital punishment is carried out according to Islamic law, which gives the family of the victim ownership of the offender’s life. Day Break – based on a compilation of true stories and shot inside Tehran’s century-old prison – revolves around the imminent execution of Mansour, a man found guilty of murder. When the family of the victim repeatedly fails to show up on the appointed day, Mansour’s execution is postponed again and again. Stuck inside the purgatory of his own mind, he waits as time passes on without him, caught between life and death, retribution and forgiveness.

  • Impressive debut feature…works like a ticking bomb – Variety Magazine
  • A hard hitting, thought provoking drama – International Herald Tribune
  • A powerful work of existentialism – Dimitri Eipides
  • Intriguing cultural document– NY Times
  • Deeply affecting – The L Magazine
  • Day Break is brave, compelling, and singular and I highly recommend it.
    Zahir Janmohamed, Advocacy Director, Middle East and North Africa, Amnesty International USA