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Full Trailer for Iranian Trapped-in-a-Hotel Horror Thriller 'The Night'

Full Trailer for Iranian Trapped-in-a-Hotel Horror Thriller 'The Night'
"Where were you, just now?" IFC Films has debuted a new official US trailer for an indie film titled The Night, made by Iranian filmmaker Kourosh Ahari. This originally premiered at the Santa Barbara Film Festival last year, and it later screened at the Fajr, Sitges, Cinequest, and Nightstream Film Festivals as well. This unsettling horror is about an Iranian couple living in the US that becomes trapped inside a hotel when insidious events force them to face the secrets that have come between them. It becomes a night that never ends... The Night stars Shahab Hosseini, Leah Oganyan, Niousha Jafarian, George Maguire, and Gia Mora. This still looks heavily inspired by The Shining in many ways, but re-invented as an intriguing immigrant horror film about Iranians and the demons haunting their relationship. This one is worth a look. Here's the full-length US trailer (+ poster) for Kourosh Ahari's The Night,
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An Iranian Couple Trapped in a US Hotel in Trailer for 'The Night' Film

An Iranian Couple Trapped in a US Hotel in Trailer for 'The Night' Film
"Did you hear that, too?" Mammoth Pictures has unveiled an official US trailer for an indie film titled The Night, made by Iranian filmmaker Kourosh Ahari. This originally premiered at the Santa Barbara Film Festival at the beginning of the year, and it screened at the Fajr, Sitges, Cinequest, and Nightstream Film Festivals. This unsettling horror is about an Iranian couple living in the US that becomes trapped inside a hotel when insidious events force them to face the secrets that have come between them. It becomes a night that never ends. Starring Shahab Hosseini, Leah Oganyan, Niousha Jafarian, George Maguire, and Gia Mora. This looks like it's inspired quite a bit by The Shining, playing on cultural differences and using the freakiness of a US hotel to seriously scare this couple. And it certainly does look freaky and unsettling. Here's the official US trailer (+ poster) for Kourosh Ahari's The Night,
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Kourosh Ahari’s Thriller ‘The Night’ Becomes First U.S.-Produced Film To Receive License For Theatrical Release In Iran

Kourosh Ahari’s Thriller ‘The Night’ Becomes First U.S.-Produced Film To Receive License For Theatrical Release In Iran
Exclusive: The Kourosh Ahari-directed psychological thriller The Night has landed a license for theatrical release in Iran. This is a historic benchmark for the country’s filmmaking community as it is the first U.S.-produced film to receive a license for theatrical release in Iran since the revolution.

Iran’s strict guidelines about what can be released theatrically in the country and its impact on artistic expression has received backlash from Iranian filmmakers including Mohammad Rasoulof (There Is No Evil), Asghar Farhadi (A Separation) as well as Rakhshan Bani Etemad. The country’s guidelines also require films to obtain a permit on a script before going into production. The Night, which is a U.S. and Iran co-production, managed to receive this permit before the Trump Administration’s new Iran sanctions at the end of 2018.

Shot stateside, The Night marks Ahari’s feature directorial debut and stars Shahab Hosseini
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Chris Beutler's short film - Push

Writer / Director Chris Beutler makes you second guess yourself in his short film Push. The 2007 short film won the Communicator Award and The Accolade Competition. The film was also viewed at the Newport Beach and Maryland Film Festival. The film stars Delaney Williams who we are familiar with from the TV shows The Wire, The West Wing, The Corner and Homicide. The role of the detective fits him well as it has in prior projects. Actress Gia Mora plays the victim and actor Bruce Holmes plays the suspect in the film. The film makes you ask yourself - When two people know the truth, and one is...
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