by Mehrdad Oskouei

In a detention centre in Iran, underage girls are serving sentences after a murder. With incredible talent, Mehrdad Oskouei juxtaposes scenes of laughter and play with face-to-face interviews where teenagers speak to the camera as if it were their own mother or victim - generally their father or brother, killed following years of abuse. As the interviews go on, it becomes clear that this is a world where men are in complete control. Footage shows the reflection of armed guards in a shattered window: is this not also a form of protection against the outside world? A highly original and extraordinarily masterful film, winner of Best Director at IDFA. 
  • Section: Competition - Creative documentary
  • Original language: Persian
  • Subtitles: English & French

WomenJusticeMiddle East


Director(s)

Mehrdad Oskouei

Producers

  • Carsten Aanonsen
  • Mehrdad Oskouei

World sales

  • DreamLab Films

Duration

74'

Year

2019

Production country

Iran & Norway

Sunday 8 March

20h45

Grütli - Salle Langlois

cancelled

Thursday 12 March

18h30

Grütli - Salle Simon

In the presence of the filmmaker Mehrdad Oskouel

cancelled


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