Shayda

Nominee
Grand Jury Prize ~ World Cinema Dramatic
Sundance Film Festival
Winner
Audience Award ~ World Cinema: Dramati
Sundance Film Festival
Nominee
Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director
Directors Guild of America
Noora Niasari’s drama slowly builds into a thriller, and Ebrahimi’s enthralling performance coaxes us to lean in.

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Shayda

Shayda, a brave Iranian mother, finds refuge in an Australian women’s shelter with her six-year-old daughter. Over Persian New Year, they take solace in Nowruz rituals and new beginnings, but when her estranged husband re-enters their lives, Shayda’s path to freedom is jeopardized.
PG-13
Genre
Drama, Women and Film
Runtime
117
Language
English, Persian
Director
Noora Niasari
Writer(s)
Noora Niasari
Cast
Zar Amir Ebrahimi, Osamah Sami, Mojean Aria, Jillian Nguyen, Rina Mousavi, Selina Zahednia, Leah Purcell
Awards:
Nominee, Grand Jury Prize ~ World Cinema Dramatic, Sundance Film Festival
Winner, Audience Award ~ World Cinema: Dramati, Sundance Film Festival
Nominee, Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director, Directors Guild of America
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