SHAYDA
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SHAYDA

Sat
10
Sat 10 Aug 6:00 PM

Arc Cinema
Allocated Seating
118 Mins
August
Sat 10 Aug

2023 |DCP| AUS | D: Noora Niasari 
 
Iranian immigrant and mother Shayda (Zar Amir Ebrahimi) and her young daughter seek refuge in a women’s shelter during Persian New Year. A bold new film from Iranian-Australian writer-director Noora Niasari (with Cate Blanchett as Executive Producer), Shayda presents both a compelling depiction of the effects of family violence, and a tender portrait of culture and motherhood. 
 
This recent release won the 2023 Sundance Audience Award and was selected as the Australian submission for the 2023 Academy Award for Best International Feature Film 
 
‘Ebrahimi gives a performance that, even in immense isolation, tells a whole story on its own and leaves a lingering impression long after the film itself comes to a close’ – Collider 
 
Held in the NFSA collection. 
August
Sat 10 Aug

Arc Cinema

1 McCoy Circuit Acton, Australian Capital Territory, 2601