Closing Film


Closing Film



Turkey Premiere

DCP / Renkli Color / 117’

English, Farsi With Turkish And English Subtitles

Australia, 2023

Noora Niasari

Zar Amir Ebrahimi, Osamah Sami, Mojean Aria, Jillian Nguyen, Rina Mousavi, Selına Zahednia, Leah Purcell


2023 Sundance Film Festival, Audience Award

2023 Locarno International Film Festival, Audience Award

2023 Melbourne International Film Festival, Bright Horizons Award


Australia’s 2024 Oscar nominee, “Shayda,” will be the closing film at the 13th International Crime and Punishment Film Festival, meeting the audience for the first time in Turkey.

An Iranian woman living in Australia, Shayda finds refuge in a women’s shelter with her frightened 6-year-old daughter, Mona. Having fled her husband, Hossein, and filed for divorce, Shayda struggles to maintain normalcy for her daughter. But when a judge grants Hossein visitation rights, he re-enters their life, stoking Shayda’s fear that he’ll attempt to take Mona back to Iran.

Drawn from personal experiences, Iranian-Australian filmmaker Noora Niasari’s powerful debut feature is a beautifully crafted, poetic vérité portrayal of courage and compassion, anchored by a heart-rending performance by Zar Amir Ebrahimi (2022 Cannes’ best actress award winner for Holy Spider).


Gösterim Screening
Atlas 1948 Sineması 23.11.2023 21:30
Kadıköy Sineması 23.11.2023 21:30