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
See full article at Deadline »

Similar News


Recently Viewed