Sunless Shadows + Q&A

Dir: Mehrdad Oskouei
Iran / Norway / 2019 / 74mins

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Filled with remarkably intimate scenes, Sunless Shadows focuses on a juvenile detention centre in Tehran, where a group of young women talk together, share meals and collectively care for a baby, finding community within their confinement. They are all serving sentences for the murder of a male family member.

The teenagers, themselves victims of abuse, talk frankly about the circumstances (and the society) which led them to this place, contemplating their actions and their uncertain futures.

Their trusting relationship with director Mehrdad Oskouei - whose 2016 Starless Dreams was filmed in the same detention centre - is evident as they share their innermost feelings and doubts.

Ultimately, Oskouei's strikingly perceptive film reveals a closed, all-female environment that is both a prison and a shelter from an aggressively male-dominated society.

This screening will be followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with director Mehrdad Oskouei and executive producer Siavash Jamali.
Join at 7pm (BST) on Thursday 10th June to be able to ask questions during the live Q&A. If you're not able to make that time, a recording of this event will be available until 11:59pm (BST) on Friday 11th June.


This event will have English language subtitles for the film, and optional subtitles for the Q&A too.

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