Mehrdad Oskouee’s documentary feature film, which attended the Feature Film Competition section, won the Special Jury Award from the 17th edition of the event.
The doc narrates the story of five young women who are jailed in a small juvenile detention center for murder.
Through breathtaking monologues, the women clarify the circumstances of the murders and even their motives.
‘Sunless Shadows’ was named as the opening film of the 2019 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in the Netherlands which was the film’s first international appearance where it won the festival's best director award.
The 74-minute documentary has also gone on screen at some global events, including the 60th Krakow Film Festival in Poland, the 19th DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival in Finland, the 16th ZagrebDox, the Int’l Documentary Film Festival in Croatia, the 18th Geneva Int’l Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) and the Museum of Modern Art in New York in the US.
Big Sky festival aims to bring films from around the world to Montana. It allows the attendees to discuss the issues that matter.
The festival was held on February 14-23, 2020.