Bafta-nominated I Am Nasrine returns to Tyneside Cinema as part of The Cinematic North East...
Who is this for?
Film lovers. Indie-film-supporters. Anyone interested in the stories of the people of the North East.
Why should you attend?
Because the Bafta-nominated I Am Nasrine is one of the most valuable film debuts of recent times.
This intimate journey of self-discovery 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: their father orders them both to relocate to the UK.
Arriving in Newcastle, their fate and their future are far from certain. While Nasrine is quick to settle into her new life, Ali struggles with the realities of life in the UK, as well as his awakening sexuality. Then comes 9/11, and a surge of prejudice and hostility from her adopted community.
Made by Newcastle-based Iranian filmmaker Tina Gharavi - who wrote, directed and produced it in between lecturing in film and digital media at Newcastle University, I Am Nasrine is an intensely personal and touching drama that acts as both a love letter to the North East whilst also exploring some of the prejudices that still exist.
What will it cost?
Fro £6.25 from the Tyneside Cinema website.
Screening is at 6pm, hang around after for a Q&A with director Tina Gharavi who will talk about the role of the North East in the film and will bring along some additional material from the shoot.