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Poland to screen Iranian doc ‘Sunless Shadows’

The 60th Krakow Film Festival in Poland is to screen Iranian doc ‘Sunless Shadows’.

Iranian documentary ‘Sunless Shadows’ has been selected to go on screen at the 60th edition of the Krakow Film Festival in Poland.

Made by Mehrdad Oskouee, the documentary 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 the Opening Film of the 2019 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in the Netherlands which was the film’s first international appearance and 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 17th Big Sky doc filmfest and the Museum of Modern Art in New York in the US, the 17th True/False Film Fest in the US, the 18th Geneva International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Switzerland, the 16th ZagrebDox in Croatia, the 12th Millennium Festival in Belgium, the 35th Munich International Documentary Film Festival in Germany, and the 17th Big Sky International Film Festival in the US where it received the Special Jury Award.

The Krakow festival is one of the oldest events in the world that focuses on documentary, feature film and short film.

The eight-day festival is a chance for viewers to watch around 250 international films.

The 60th edition of the event will be held online from May 31 to June 5.

According to an earlier report ‘The Unseen’ directed by Behzad Nalbandi is the other Iranian representative at the event.