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Sundance Film Festival 2023 announces awards

Park Record 27 Jan 2023
“The Persian Version,” A feature film based on Maryam Keshavarz’s Iranian-American family, and “Kokomo City, a film that presents the stories following four Black transgender sex workers, were the darlings of the 2023 Sundance Film Festival awards ceremony Friday morning. “The Persian Version” took home the Audience Award ... The film’s director D.
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Queer films win awards at Sundance

Q Saltlake Magazine 27 Jan 2023
The Sundance Film Festival announced the juror and audience awards today during an event at The Ray Theatre in Park City, which included several queer-related films. The award-winning films will screen in person and via the online Festival platform on Saturday, January 28, and Sunday, January 29 ... The Persian Version is taking home the Audience Award.
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Iranian women take center stage at Sundance film festival

Arab News 23 Jan 2023
“Shayda,” a drama directed by Noora Niasari about a Persian woman who flees her abusive husband in Australia, debuted earlier at the high-profile independent film festival in Utah ... Keshavarz has not been able to return to Iran since the release of her debut film “Circumstance,” about two teenage Persian girls who fall in love.
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Iranian women take center stage at Sundance Film FestivalIran has arrested a number of celebrities ...

Deccan Herald 23 Jan 2023
Shayda, a drama directed by Noora Niasari about a Persian woman who flees her abusive husband in Australia, debuted earlier at the high-profile independent film festival in Utah ... Keshavarz has not been able to return to Iran since the release of her debut film Circumstance, about two teenage Persian girls who fall in love ... Sundance Film Festival.
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‘The Persian Version’ Review: An Effervescent Mother-Daughter Dramedy Spanning Decades, Continents and Cultures

The Hollywood Reporter 22 Jan 2023
Dramatic Competition with a crowd-pleasing quasi-autobiographical comedy-drama, The Persian Version ... The Persian Version ... Sundance Film Festival (U.S ... The film was shot in Turkey; Keshavarz explains in a director’s statement that she was banned from returning to Iran after the last feature film she shot there.
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Sundance Technical Snafu Sees U.S. Dramatic Jurors Exit ‘Magazine Dreams’ Premiere

Yahoo Daily News 21 Jan 2023
The Sundance Film Festival’s U.S ... The Persian Version Sundance Film Festival Review. A Daughter Seeks To Understand Her Mother's Unusual Behavior In Maryam Keshavarz New Dramedy Film ... Harris and Eliza Hittman plan to see the film at another screening ... The Persian Version Sundance Film Festival Review.
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Holy Spider – prurient Iranian serial killer drama

The Guardian 21 Jan 2023
But in this Persian-language picture, based on a real-life serial killer who murdered 16 sex workers in the Iranian city of Mashhad, the monster is not just a single individual, but a wider culture of misogyny ... It’s a tense, atmospheric piece of film-making but ...
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The Latinx House Returns to the Sundance Film Festival to Host Its Annual House With ...

Eagle-Tribune 21 Jan 2023
... films in the Festival. This year’s program will include conversations with actor and producer Dakota Johnson who narrates the film, The Disappearance of Shere Hite, Maryam Keshavarz director of Persian Version, Noora Niasari director of Shayda, and Sierra Urich director of Joonam.
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Sundance film fest finally returns to mountain

Raw Story 19 Jan 2023
Other timely and prominent themes in the documentary lineup include films about Ukraine and Iranian women ... Feature films "The Persian Version" and "Shayda" also explore the stories of women in Iran and its diaspora, at a time when the country has been rocked by protests over its strict female dress code.Hollywood stars.
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After 2 virtual years, Sundance returns to the Utah mountains

HJ News 19 Jan 2023
There are three films about Iranian women (“The Persian Version,” “Joonam” and “Shayda”), stories about transgender sex workers (“The Stroll,” “KOKOMO CITY”), indigenous people (“Twice Colonoized,” “Bad Press”), women’s rights and sexuality (“The Disappearance of Shere Hite”) and ...
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After 2 virtual years, Sundance returns to the mountains

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 19 Jan 2023
There are three films about Iranian women (“The Persian Version,” “Joonam” and “Shayda”), stories about transgender sex workers (“The Stroll,” “KOKOMO CITY”), indigenous people (“Twice Colonoized,” “Bad ...
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Actress Zar Amir Ebrahimi channelled own experience of Iran in thriller 'Holy Spider'

Reuters 18 Jan 2023
Based on real events from 20 years ago in the Iranian city, the film, dubbed a "Persian noir" by its director Ali Abbasi, follows builder Saeed, played by Mehdi Bajestani, as he murders local prostitutes in what he sees as a holy, cleansing mission ... The film's ...
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Indie film is at a crossroads. And Sundance is full of ‘canaries in the coal mine’

The Los Angeles Times 18 Jan 2023
When the Sundance Film Festival last came to Park City, it was the Before Times ... What, in 2023, is the Sundance Film Festival for? ... Movies The 2023 Sundance Film Festival lineup has arrived ... A scene from “The Persian Version,” directed by Maryam Keshavarz, premiering as part of the 2023 Sundance Film Festival.
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Previewing Sundance 2023: Film people returning to Park City this week, ‘puffy coats’ alert

Park Record 18 Jan 2023
There are three films about Iranian women (“The Persian Version,” “Joonam” and “Shayda”), stories about transgender sex workers (“The Stroll,” “KOKOMO CITY”), indigenous people (“Twice Colonoized,” “Bad Press”), women’s rights and sexuality (“The Disappearance of Shere Hite”) and ...
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After 2 years virtual, Sundance returns to the mountains

Bangor Daily News 18 Jan 2023
There are three films about Iranian women (“The Persian Version,” “Joonam” and “Shayda”), stories about transgender sex workers (“The Stroll,” “KOKOMO CITY”), indigenous people (“Twice Colonoized,” “Bad ...

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