Starless Dreams (Royahaye dame sobh) Reviews

June 30, 2017
"Starless Dreams" is a heartbreaking and humanistic look at broken lives and lost hope.
February 16, 2017
The movie is striking for its glimpses of violent offenders from squalid homes lapsing into the silliness and vulnerability of childhood.
January 19, 2017
If "Starless Dreams" inspires conflicted feelings in viewers, it may be by design. It's hard not to want to flee, and it's hard to look away.
January 18, 2017
The world needs to see this spare, revelatory film and hear these girls' pained and sometimes proud confessions.
January 17, 2017
With the conceptual rigor and emotional directness associated with the best of Iranian cinema, Oskouei simply listens to the stories of those who have never been listened to before.
January 17, 2017
Mehrdad Oskouei's reputation as one of Iran's finest documentary filmmakers grows film by film.
January 17, 2017
There's nothing especially new about jailhouse confessionals. What sets Starless Dreams apart are the particulars of who these crooks are.
November 24, 2016
This brilliant documentary focuses on the lives of girls in a juvenile delinquency centre in Iran.
November 22, 2016
Sad but smiling, these girls will grip you with their tales of woe.
November 21, 2016
A grim but necessary watch.