A poignant and absorbing story of a divorced woman who tries hard to stand on her feet and turn over a new leaf, Nahid follows the never ending struggles of a social outcast with few rights and even fewer options. As she stands at a life-changing crossroad of her life with a new man, her escalating fights with her gambling-addicted self-destructive former husband over the custody of their son reach a breaking point.
Born in 1979, Ida Panahandeh holds an MFA in Film Directing, and a BFA in Film Photography. She is regarded as one of the strongest female voices of the emerging generation of the Iranian cinema with a style that invites comparison to figures such as Asghar Farhadi. Her debut feature, Nahid, premiered in Cannes IFF and nailed her status on the map of world cinema.