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Opens on May 3

Director: Noora Niasari Run Time: 118 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2023 Language: Persian (Farsi)

Starring: Jillian Nguyen, Leah Purcell, Osamah Sami, Selina Zahednia, Zar Amir Ebrahimi

A love letter to mothers and daughters everywhere. 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.


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