Docpoint – Helsinki Documentary Film Festival

Programme (2020)

Retrospective guest: Mehrdad Oskouei (2020)

The main guest of this year’s DocPoint festival is one of the most acclaimed Iranian documentary filmmakers, Mehrdad Oskouei (b. 1969). He was recently awarded the IDFA Award for Best Directing for his latest film SUNLESS SHADOWS. The film tells the story of girls and women who are in prison for killing their father or husband. DocPoint also presents a retrospective selection of four films by Oskouei (The Last Days of Winter; The Other Side of Burkha; Nose, Iranian Style; My Mother’s Home, Lagoon). ”I approach a child convict as well as a mullah without a predetermined agenda. My films are formed simultaneously while I explore the subject at hand.”

Mehrdad Oskouei is in Helsinki from January 28 to January 31.
Masterclass on Thursday January 30 from 12pm to 3pm at Kino Regina. Free admittance.