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Shayda, a brave Iranian mother, finds refuge in an Australian women’s shelter with her six-year-old daughter. Over Persian New Year, they take solace in Nowruz rituals and new beginnings, but when her estranged husband re-enters their lives, Shayda’s path to freedom is jeopardized.

"In her first narrative feature, Niasari, who based the story in part on her own experiences, demonstrates an astounding control of pacing and mood."
Natalia Winkelman, The New York Times
"The film retains its overall strength by focusing on its mother-daughter leads, their enduring bond, and their efforts to carve out a bit of serenity in a chaotic world."
Susannah Gruder, IndieWire

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