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‘Starless Dreams’ in Berlin Film Festival

‘Starless Dreams’ in Berlin Film Festival
‘Starless Dreams’ in Berlin Film Festival

The documentary “Starless Dreams” written and directed by Mehrdad Oskouei has attended the main section of Human Rights Film Festival in Berlin, September 20-26.

“Our aim is to inspire, influence and educate people - opening their eyes and their minds to the concept of universal human rights,” the event’s website wrote.

According to ISNA, the film had one screening on Saturday and will have another on Sunday.

In a rehab center, some girls - most of whom are there for drug-related offenses - gossip, pray, goof off and argue. But the real emotional dynamite comes in Oskouei’s individual interviews with the young inmates who reveal unfathomable depths of shame and self-loathing.

The film ranked 7th in a list of the best 25 feature films of 2017 introduced on the website of American news and culture paper The Village Voice in January.

Participating in several international festivals, it has won awards including the best documentary awards at the 60th BFI London Film Festival and the 25th Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival in Arkansas.

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