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Sunless Shadows

Aug 5 — Aug 30, 2020

MoMI is partnering with Cinema Guild to bring Sunless Shadows directly to Museum members and patrons to view from home. To support the Museum, please use the link below to watch the film.

View from home using this link starting August 5.

Tickets: $12 / $10 members (50% of proceeds will go to the Museum if you use this link).

A series pass, good for all four films, is available for $20 / $16 MoMI members.

Sunless Shadows

Dir. Mehrdad Oskouei. 2019, 74 mins. In Persian with English subtitles. Oskouei’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed Starless Dreams, Sunless Shadows takes another look at the lives of teenage girls in an Iranian juvenile detention center. But this time the focus is narrowed: each of the film’s principal subjects is serving time for the murder of a male family member. One by one, Oskouei invites them to go into a room alone, push the red button on the camera and address their accomplices or victims. With this new confessional approach combined with his ever-deepening relationships with his subjects, Oskouei presents a picture of the disenfranchised in an aggressively male-dominated society and of the prison that is their shelter from it. A Cinema Guild release. View trailer.

“Humanist and sobering and enraging, Sunless Shadows is a vital portrait of young women in a society that has no room for them as people.” —Alissa Wilkinson, Vox