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    Noora Niasari’s Sundance Winner “Shayda” Acquired by Sony Photos Classics

    One in every of our most anticipated titles out of Sundance 2023 has discovered a house following its world premiere on the fest, the place it took house the Viewers Award within the World Cinema Dramatic Competitors. Sony Photos Classics has landed rights to “Shayda,” Noora Niasari’s characteristic debut. A press launch introduced the information.

    Counting Cate Blanchett amongst its exec producers, “Shayda” follows an Iranian girl residing in Australia who “finds refuge in a girls’s shelter together with her six-year-old daughter, Mona. Having fled her husband, Hossein, and filed for divorce, Shayda struggles to take care of normalcy and create a brand new house for Mona. Buoyed by the method of Nowruz (Persian New Yr), Shayda tries to forge a contemporary begin with new and unfettered freedoms. However when a decide grants Hossein visitation rights, he reenters their life, fueling Shayda’s apprehension that he’ll try and take Mona again to Iran,” the movie’s synopsis teases.

    “I’ve held the deepest admiration for Sony Photos Classics since childhood. For my debut characteristic to be distributed by them is a dream. I do know they are going to set the stage for an exquisite launch, in order that audiences worldwide can expertise the emotional depth and energy of ‘Shayda,’” mentioned Niasari.

    Sony Photos Classics emphasised that Niasari’s characters are “superbly relatable and her relationships shaped with honesty, humanity, and the heat that may come from household and group.”

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