Starless Dreams
aka Royahaye dame sobh
First screened in October 2016
Director: Mehrdad Oskouei. Documentary about the inmates in an Iranian jail for teenage girls.

Twitter Capsule: Documentary about teenaged female prisoners in Iran all the more haunting for its varied and lively depictions.

VOR:   Avoids the obvious approach of conveying monolithic misery, without glossing the horrors of this experience. Maximally risky and illuminating.

Photo © 2016 The Cinema Guild/Oskouei Film Production

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

Berlin Film Festival: Amnesty International Film Prize (tie)

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