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Aro Recommended Shayda


Australia 2023, 117 minutes
In Farsi, English with English subtitles
Rating: [M] Adult themes
Genres: Drama / Girl-centric

Topics: Indigenous & Minority Cultures.


“Throughout all of it, Ebrahimi gives a performance that, even in immense isolation, tells a whole story on its own and leaves a lingering impression long after the film itself comes to a close.”~Collider

Aroview: This Australian drama filmed mostly in the Persian language is made something special by two magnetic actresses. Iranian émigré Zar Amir Ebrahimi (Holy Spider) is almost upstaged by her six-year-old co-star as a mother and daughter forced to stay in a Melbourne women's refuge during the two weeks of the Iranian New Year (Nowrooz).

Based on the experiences of writer-director Noora Niasari and her own mother, the tough and tender details of her dramatization make it personal film-making at its best.

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DVD Features

  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • aspect ratio: 4:3

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