Shayda (2023)

The Story

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.


The Deets

Runtime: 1h 57m
Genre: Drama
Original Language: English, Persian
Release Date (US Theaters): 

Main Cast

Zar Amir Ebrahimi as Shayda
Osamah Sami as Hossein
Leah Purcell as Joyce
Mojean Aria as Farhad
Jillian Nguyen as Vi

Production & Crew

Distributor:  Sony Pictures Classics
Production Co: Origma 45, The 51 Fund, HanWay Films, Dirty Films, Parandeh Pictures
Director(s): Noora Niasari
Producer(s): Noora Niasari, Vincent Sheehan
Writer(s): Noora Niasari
Cinematography: Sherwin Akbarzadeh
Music: Kate Dean
Editor: Elika Rezaee
Makeup Lead: Selena Pertzel
Costumes: Zohie Castellano

The Trailer