From director and co-writer, Kourosh Ahari comes the psychological thriller The Night, from the executive producer of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Ahead of its January release, we’ve got the new trailer that teases a dark, unnerving movie.
The psychological thriller follows an Iranian couple, Babak and Neda, and their one-year-old daughter, Shabnam. Returning home from a friend’s gathering, Babak drives drunkenly, too stubborn to let Neda drive with a suspended license. When Babak’s driving threatens the safety of the family, Neda insists they stay the night at a hotel. Once they check-in, Babak and Neda find themselves imprisoned, forced to face the secrets they’ve kept from each other. And though the clock moves forward, “the night” never ends.
The film features a diverse cast and crew made up of predominantly Iranian immigrants or US-born Iranian-Americans, including Shahab Hosseini, Niousha Jafarian, Leah Oganyan, and George Maguire. Shot on location in the US, The Night recently received a license for theatrical release in Iran, making it the first US-produced film to do so since the Iran revolution, which Deadline called “a historic benchmark”.
Milad Jarmooz co-wrote the script for the Farsi language film (English subtitles) produced by Alex Bretow, Kourosh Ahari, Jeffrey Allard, Cheryl Staurulakis, and Armin Amir. Maz Makhan served as the cinematographer with Kourosh Ahari editing.
The Night opens in select US theaters and arrives on Digital and VOD on January 29, 2021, from IFC Midnight.
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