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I AM NASRINE

by Tina Gharavi

synopsis

When you change where you are do you change who you are? Set in modern day Tehran, and the UK, I Am Nasrine follows the paths of Nasrine and Ali, sister and brother in a comfortable, middle class Iranian home. When Nasrine has a run-in with the police, the punishment is more than she bargained for. Nasrine and Ali set out for the UK, torn about leaving behind their home and all that they know, embarking on a reluctant exile. Still, for Nasrine, there is undeniable excitement about the prospect of starting a new life in the West.

Nasrine is quick to settle into her new life, making friends, forming bonds, including Nichole from the gypsy/travelers community. All the while her brother Ali struggles with the realities of life in the UK and his awakening sexuality. Then comes 9/11. Things spiral further out of control when an unimaginable tragedy occurs. Nasrine must discover incredible courage within her to accept what fate has dealt her; discovering that the end of her journey is really just the beginning.

international title: I Am Nasrine
original title: I Am Nasrine
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: Bridge + Tunnel Productions
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Tina Gharavi
release date: UK 17/06/2013
screenplay: Tina Gharavi
cast: Micsha Sadeghi, Shiraz Haq, Christian Coulson, Nicole Halls, Steven Hooper, Darren Palmer
cinematography by: David Raedeker
film editing: Lesley Walker, Lucia Zucchetti
art director: Jackie Spicknell
costumes designer: Holly Rosenthal
producer: J R Baillie
production: Bridge + Tunnel Productions
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