When: Baltimore Premiere, Thursday, October 24, 2013, 7PM
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: $12, $7 mbrs
Director: Tina Gharavi
Iran/UK, 2013, 93 mins.
(English and Persian w/Eng. Subtitles)
Set in contemporary Tehran and Britain, this film follows the paths of Nasrine and Ali, a sister and brother who live a comfortable middle class life in Iran. When Nasrine has a run-in with the police, her father sends Nasrine and her brother to the UK. Nasrine is excited about the prospect of starting a new life, making friends, and forming new bonds. Her brother Ali struggles with the realities of his new life in Britain and his awakening sexuality. When 9/11 hits, both siblings feel vulnerable without their parents - and then tragedy strikes. Nasrine must discover courage within herself to deal with the consequences of politics and prejudice. Nominated for a BAFTA award (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) as the most outstanding debut.
Filmmaker Tina Gharavi will introduce the film and be available for a Q&A following the screening.
- "Life enhancing, an important and much needed film"— Sir Ben Kingsley
- "A valuable debut, shot with a fluent kind of poetry"— Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
- "The subversive work filmed between northeast England and Iran - where it was shot in secret and smuggled out of the country - touches on the restrictions to freedom under the Iranian regime, but its real interest lies in the UK's contemporary refugee experience." —Natalie Shooter, The Guardian
Natalie Shooter of The Guardian discusses I Am Nasrine's BAFTA nomination, the inspiration behind the film, its tumultuous production, the Iranian cinema climate, and the peddling of anti-Iranian sentiment in the British media.
- "...for some people I Am Nasrine isn't just a movie. It was a cathartic experience that gave them a chance to put their own troubles aside and create something... something that could be award winning.—The TV Collective
Watch the Trailer