Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1 Wed, Apr 24 7:30 PM


Foreign Cinema Night
Wednesday, April 24th at 7:30 PM
$16 Public | $10 Members
Introduction by series programmer Sahib Singh Bakshi

The feature debut from Australian-Iranian director Noora Niasari — inspired by her own childhood — won the Audience Award at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. Shayda (Zar Amir Ebrahimi, Holy Spider), 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. (Australia, 2023, 117 mins, English & Persian | Dir. Noora Niasari)