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Opens on November 28

Director: Noora Niasari Run Time: 117 min. Release Year: 2023 Language: Persian (Farsi)

Starring: Jillian Nguyen, Leah Purcell, Mojean Aria, Osamah Sami, Zar Amir Ebrahimi

An Iranian woman living in Australia, Shayda finds refuge in a women’s shelter with her 6-year-old daughter, Mona. Having fled her husband, Hossein, and filed for divorce, Shayda struggles to maintain normalcy for Mona. Buoyed by the approach of Nowruz, she tries to forge a fresh start with new and unfettered freedoms. But when a judge grants Hossein visitation rights, he reenters their life, stoking Shayda’s fear that he’ll attempt to take Mona back to Iran.


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