I Am Nasrine’s Micsha Sadeghi as the title character
I Am Nasrine’s Micsha Sadeghi as the title character


Thursday, 20 June 2013
Duke’s at Komedia, Gardner Street, Brighton

We're delighted to welcome Tina Gharavi to Brighton to discuss the long and at times dangerous process of making her debut feature.

I Am Nasrine, directed by Tina Gharavi, UK / Iran 2011, 88mins
I Am Nasrine, directed by Tina Gharavi, UK / Iran 2011, 88mins

A former mentee on our Guiding Lights mentoring programme, Tina is an award-winning filmmaker, artist and academic, whose work spans both documentary and fiction. Often choosing to focus on ‘untold stories, unheard voices’ and filmmaking from the margins, she received a BAFTA nomination for ‘Outstanding Debut’ earlier this year, in recognition of her work on I Am Nasrine.

A coming-of-age story set against the modern refugee experience, I Am Nasrine is a film about love, finding oneself and the eternal search for home. Set in modern day Tehran and the UK, the film follows Nasrine and Ali, sister and brother from a comfortable, middle class Iranian home. When Nasrine has a run-in with the police, the punishment is more than she bargained for. At their father’s bidding, Nasrine and Ali set out for the UK, torn about leaving their home, and embarking on a reluctant exile.

I Am Nasrine is an entirely independent production which Tina and her team are self distributing. Partly shot in Iran during the Green Revolution in 2009, they had to film under the wire and later smuggle the footage out of the country, after working with a cover team of ‘enablers’ who wanted the story told and broadcast to the world.

This is an exciting opportunity to hear Tina discuss the script-to-screen journey of this impressive debut feature.

This event takes place as part of World Refugee Week a nationwide programme of educational events and activities designed to celebrate the influence and contribution of refugees to UK culture, as well as promoting a better understanding of why people seek sanctuary.

The Guardian – 4* Review by Peter Bradshaw

Duration: 93 mins
Director: Tina Gharavi
Starring: Micsha Sadeghi, Shiraz Haq, Christian Coulson, Steven Hooper, Nichole Hall
Certificate: 15

Date: Thursday, 20 June 2013

Time: 6.30pm

Venue: Duke’s at Komedia, Gardner Street, Brighton, BN1 1UN

Booking: http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Dukes_At_Komedia/film/I_Am_Nasrine



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