Puran Derakhshandeh shifts to male victims of child abuse in new film
Art and Experience: Puran Derakhshandeh, the director of the acclaimed movie “Hush! Girls Don’t Scream” about the female victims of child abuse has shifted onto the male victims of the heinous crime in her new project titled “Hush! Boys Don’t Cry”.
“After making ‘Hush! Girls Don’t Scream’, I promised to make a film on problems threatening boys,” Derakhshandeh told the Persian service of MNA on Monday and added that she is currently studying the issue to write a screenplay for the film.
“The shooting of the movie will likely begin this summer and I will try to complete it to have its premiere at the Fajr Film Festival in February,” she said.
Derakhshandeh gave no details about the plot of “Hush! Boys Don’t Cry”.
Directed in 2014, “Hush! Girls Don’t Scream” was screened at many international events and won several prizes, including the Diamond Award at the International Independent Film Awards in Los Angeles.
The film starring Shahab Hosseini and Tannaz Tabatabai tells the story of a young girl named Shirin who is supposed to get married in a couple of hours, but she unexpectedly murders a man. The cause of the crime is rooted in her nightmarish childhood.
In her previous film “Under the Smoky Roof”, Derakhshandeh, who mostly known for her great attention on major social problems in Iranian society, warned of the rise of partners who are emotionally unavailable.