SONITA

SONITA

£2.50 (Discount available for Curzon Cinema Members)
RETURN
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at Sundance 2016. The true story of aspiring rapper and indomitable force, Sonita, a teenage refugee living with her conservative family in Tehran. In this gripping documentary, Sonita's dream of living abroad is about to come true, but her family plan on marrying her off to a much older man in exchange for a lump sum of money, which would allow Sonita's brother to find a bride. While she must now attempt to overcome numerous personal and bureaucratic hurdles to avoid what seems inevitable, the film's director, Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami is also confronted with a dilemma: should she interfere or stand back and allow events to unfold in front of the camera? "The moving story of Afghan rapper Sonita’s journey from survival to hope uniquely questions the responsibility and bond of a filmmaker to her subject." - Luke Moody, Director of Film Programming at Sheffield Doc/Fest ★★★★★ "Triumphant documentary" - Nigel M. Smith, The Guardian
Not Rated
91 minutes
2016
documentary
iran
english, persian
english
New Wave Films

ADD YOUR THOUGHTS

Any thoughts or comments for this film?
We'd love to hear them.

Curzon Home Cinema Player

Our new app provides improved performance and great new features added with each update.

Download the player app now to watch this film...

Already have the app?

Browser not supported

Sorry, we do not support video playback on your browser. In order to watch films on Curzon Home Cinema, please use one of the following browsers:

Renew your membership

CLOSE

AGE RESTRICTED CONTENT

Please be aware, this title is age restricted. Please confirm you are over 18 to continue.

 No, I am under 18  Yes, I am over 18
LIVE CHAT SUPPORT