In this winning romantic comedy, a young Iranian-American woman is caught between her traditional first generation parents and her new white boyfriend. Could a wedding be the answer to everyone’s problems?
With a powerhouse of women in creative roles including director/co-writer Sara Zandieh, co-writer Stephanie Wu, producer Rita Wilson, and actresses/producers Tara Grammy as Nousha and Shohreh Aghdashloo as her mom, SIMPLE WEDDING brings great humor and heart to two of the most difficult things we all have to do: deal with our families and fall in love. Recently, Nousha has not been having great luck dating. Her last boyfriend seemed promising, until he had his mom break up with her for him. Immediately after that, her traditional Persian parents started parading potential beaus—all second generation, of course—in front of her. Nousha, however, has her own ideas, especially after she meets Alex. He’s cute, smart and makes her laugh. He’s also not Persian, which will be a problem for her parents. At first, Nousha just avoids the issue by keeping them blissfully ignorant of Alex, but when a Facetime mishap reveals to them that she’s not only dating, but living with him, things escalate rather quickly. Before she knows it, Nousha’s about to walk down the aisle at a wedding that’s getting more complicated by the minute in this smart, lively comedy you’ll definitely want to RSVP for.
CAST: Rita Wilson, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Tara Grammy, Chris O’Shea
In Competition: First Feature Award
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