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Project Description

One Night

Sydney Premiere | 2013

Director's Biography
Director's Biography
Niki Karimi was born in Tehran on November 10, 1971. She started her career as an actress since 1989. In 1995 she was awarded the silver shell for best Actress in San Sebastian film festival and Nantes film festival award for Sara By Darioush Mehrjuii. She also won the best actress award for her performance in two women in Taormina film festival in Italy and in Cairo film festival in Egypt.
Jury member in Thessaloniki film festival, In Dubai, Rennes, Middle East, Damascus and Locarno film festival, also a translator and a photographer.
In 2001 she made a documentary about infertility. She premiered her first directing job with “To have or not to have”, which won “The Rain” documentary award in Iran.
One night, is her first feature film, Official selection in Cannes film festival (2005).

Synopsis

In this first feature film by actress Niki Karimi, a teenaged girl’s travels through Tehran after dark expose a crisis in Iranian sexual mores, as well as offering a tantalizing glimpse of the city’s night people.

When Negar’s mother invites her married lover to spend the night, her daughter willfully sets out on foot at an hour where her only companions will be prostitutes, runaways and soldiers
Eventually, Negar accepts three rides from strange men, and the interior of each car provides the stage for an unsettling chamber drama.

Karimi’s arresting photography at the edge of the visible aptly complements this story of a girl whose chances for freedom are entwined with danger.

Festivals

  • Cannes Film Festival 2005

Production Team

Director
Niki Karimi
Country
Iran
Runtime 
78 min
Language
Persian with English Subtitles
Premiere Status 
Classification 
18+
Year
2005
Screenwriter 
Producer
Cinematographer 
Editor
Cast
Hanieh Tavasoli, Saeed Ebrahimifar, Abdolreza Fakhar, Nader Torkaman

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