Shahab Hosseini (The Salesman), Niousha Noor (Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero), Leah Oganyan (film debut), George Maguire (Melvin Smarty), Gia Mora (Bluefield), Elester Latham (The Forgiven), Kathreen Khavari (Mascots), Cara Fuqua (film debut), Steph Martinez (The Devil’s Interval), Armin Amiri (The Wrestler), Michael Graham (5150)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Kourosh Ahari (The Yellow Wallpaper), director, writer, producer, editor; Milad Jarmooz (film debut), writer; Jeffrey Allard (The Violent Kind), Armin Amiri (film debut), Alex Bretow (Generations), Mohammad Dormanesh (film debut) and CherylDillard Staurulakis (The Night Watchmen), producers; Nima Fakhrara (Becky), composer; Maz Makhani (Blind Obsession), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
After an exhausting night out with some friends, Babak (Hosseini) and Neda (Noor), with their baby in tow, check into the grand but eerie Hotel Normandie. During their seemingly endless night, the couple realise that they are trapped in their room with a malevolent spirit that feeds off of the secrets they’ve been keeping from each other…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
With creepy psychological themes to match The Shining, filmmaker Kourosh Ahari’s new horror also makes history for being the first US-Iranian co-production to gain permission to screen theatrically in a post-revolution Iran.