Zahra Amir Ebrahimi Stars in First Trailer for ‘Shayda’ from Australia
by Alex Billington
July 25, 2023
“How do you propose on surviving there on their own?” Madman Movies in Australia has revealed an official trailer for a beautiful movie titled Shayda, marking the function directorial debut of a proficient filmmaker named Noora Niasari. That is screening quickly on the 2023 Melbourne Movie Pageant earlier than it opens in Australia this September. It premiered on the Sundance Movie Pageant earlier this 12 months, successful the Viewers Award within the World Cinema Dramatic part. I noticed it throughout Sundance and it is improbable – among the best function debuts of your entire 12 months. A younger Iranian mom named Shayda and her six-year-old daughter discover refuge in an Australian girls’s shelter in the course of the two weeks of the Iranian New Yr. When the woman’s father exhibits up, it takes all of her braveness to combat again and cease him from taking on. The extraordinarily proficient Zahra Amir Ebrahimi (additionally from final 12 months’s Holy Spider) stars, with Osamah Sami, Leah Purcell, Jillian Nguyen, Mojean Aria, Selina Zahednia, and Rina Mousavi. That is one among my favourite indie discoveries of 2023 thus far, the filmmaking is beautiful and the performances are distinctive. Extremely suggest looking for it out.
This is the primary Australian trailer for Noora Niasari’s Shayda, direct from Madman’s YouTube:
A younger Iranian mom named Shayda (Zar Amir Ebrahimi) and her six-year-old daughter discover refuge in an Australian girls’s shelter in the course of the two weeks of Iranian New Yr (Nowrooz) which is widely known as a time of renewal and rebirth. Aided by the sturdy group of ladies on the refuge they search their freedom on this new world of potentialities, solely to search out themselves going through the violence they tried so laborious to flee. Shayda is each written and directed by Iranian-Australian filmmaker Noora Niasari, making her function directorial debut after quite a few different brief movies beforehand. Produced by Vincent Sheehan and Noora Niasari. This initially premiered on the 2023 Sundance Movie Pageant earlier this 12 months, the place it gained an Viewers Award. Madman Movies will open Niasari’s Shayda in Australian cinemas beginning on September twenty eighth, 2023 coming quickly. No US launch date is about – keep tuned for updates. First impression? ?