I Am Nasrine, the feature debut of North East-based writer and director Tina Gharavi, has secured theatrical release in the UK. The Bridge Tunnel Productions film, which earned Gharavi a BAFTA nomination for 'Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer' earlier this year and has been widely praised for its combination of aesthetic and political sensitivity in addressing the plight of asylum seekers in the UK, will screen at Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle on (Monday 17 June), Hebden Bridge Picture House (Tuesday 18 June) and Sunderland University (Friday 21 June) as part of a limited UK run.
Backed by Northern Film & Media and Northstar Ventures’ Finance for Business – North East Creative Content Fund, I Am Nasrine (15) was shot on location in the North East of England and clandestinely in Iran, from where raw footage was smuggled back the UK. It follows the eponymous Nasrine on a voyage of self-discovery when she is forced from her home of Tehran along with her brother Ali. Fleeing to the UK, she finds herself a reluctant exile in the North East, making new friends and forging a new path. But the pair’s future is far from certain.
Additional screenings are being added, but the current schedule is as follows:
Jun 14 (6:30 PM), Cambridge, Arts Picturehouse
Jun 17 (6:00 PM), Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Tyneside Cinema
Jun 17 (6:00 PM), Nottingham, Broadway
Jun 17 (6:30 PM), London, Hackney Picturehouse
Jun 17 (6:30 PM), Oxford, Ultimate Picture Palace
Jun 17 (9:00 PM), Kent, Gulbenkian
Jun 18 (6:00 PM), Bristol, Watershed
Jun 18 (7:45 PM), Hebden Bridge, Hebden Bridge Picture House
Jun 19 (7:00 PM), Cardiff, The Culture & Media Centre
Jun 20 (6:30 PM), Brighton, Duke's @ Komedia
Jun 20 (6:30 PM), Brixton, Ritzy Picturehouse
Jun 20 (7:30 PM), Birmingham, The Drum
Jun 21 (6:00 PM), Sunderland University, FODI
Jun 22 (7:00 PM), Newport, The Riverfront
Jun 23 (12:00 PM), Bury St. Edmunds, Abbeygate Picturehouse
Jun 23 (2:15 PM), Leeds, Hyde Park Picture House
Opening Aug 16, Glasgow, Glasgow Film Theatre
For more about the screening schedule and to book tickets click here. For more about I Am Nasrine see the film’s website, and Facebook page. The production team would be delighted for these links to be shared.
I Am Nasrine is also available to view on demand.