“The Night” Premieres on IFC Midnight

On Jan. 29, director Kourosh Ahari's psychological thriller The Night premieres on IFC Midnight. Starring Cannes Award-winning actor Shahab Hosseini, The Night follows an exhausted married couple and their baby who spend a seemingly endless night at LA's Hotel Normandie.


The Night is the first film produced in the United States to receive a license for theatrical release in Iran since the revolution in 1980. Read more about the film in Entertainment Weekly.

I simply adored working with this incredible cast and crew (and learning to speak Persian overnight--literally). Kourosh, Shahab, and I shot another feature film in 2019, and I can't wait to share that with you when it premieres.

Update Feb. 2021

The Night is one of three Iranian films in contention for a 2021 Golden Globe Nomination in the Foreign Language category!

Watch it on IFC Midnight or AppleTV.

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