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I Am Nasrine

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I Am Nasrine 2013 15

93 mins United Kingdom Director. Tina Gharavi

After a run-in with the Tehran police, Nasrine and her brother Ali make the momentous journey to the UK to begin a new life, away from the watchful eyes of their parents. Initially they revel in their newfound freedoms, but the occurrence of 9/11 threatens to change everything.

Realised on a modest budget, director Tina Gharavi and producer James Richard Baillie found ever resourceful methods to mount this impressive and arresting production, from the use of an uncredited guerrilla crew in Iran, to the eschewal of a traditional music score in favour of astute and atmospheric selections from Mogwai and Burial.

Their efforts were rewarded with two BAFTA nominations, but since that initial acclaim the film has not been widely available to see in the UK; as such we hope it can now be newly appreciated.

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Directed by

Tina Gharavi


Shiraz Haq

Micsha Sadeghi




Refugee Week Best of BAFTA The Female Gaze


15 Contains infrequent strong sex, violence and language




United Kingdom



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