Sunless Shadows (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes

Sunless Shadows (2019)





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Sunless Shadows, filmed in a small juvenile detention center, steps into the world of five young Iranian women, all accomplices in the murders of their abusive husbands, fathers or brothers-in-law.


Critic Reviews for Sunless Shadows

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Oskouei's documentary presents an agonizing view of patriarchal power in public and private life, law and custom alike.

February 3, 2020 | Full Review…

"Sunless Shadows" never gives off the impression of extracting feelings from its subjects: Rather, it receptively gives them a platform they've hitherto been denied.

November 22, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Sunless Shadows is such a brilliant documentary because it treats the subject matter with the gravitas it needs. To accomplish this, Oskouei uses an intimate observational lens and his excellent relationship with the subjects.

April 11, 2020 | Full Review…

It's a tough subject, but Oskouei approaches it with care, capturing the girls through quiet observation and then giving them a more overt voice in moments when they are alone and in charge of a camera.

November 20, 2019 | Full Review…

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