Sudabeh Mortezai • Director of Joy
"It was very shocking to me that there were women exploiting other women"
VENICE 2018: We have met up with director Sudabeh Mortezai, who has presented her second feature, Joy
German-born director Sudabeh Mortezai, who grew up in Tehran and Vienna, has presented her second feature, Joy [+see also:
interview: Sudabeh Mortezai
film profile], in competition in the 15th Giornate degli Autori at Venice; using an intimate and authentic approach, the film plunges into the lives of a group of Nigerian women who are victims of - but also accessories to - sexual exploitation in Austria.