The Night

Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Rating:Not Rated
Additional Info
Genre:Psychological Thriller
Language:Persian (Farsi)
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Shahab Hosseini
Niousha Jafarian
Director:Kourosh Ahari
Producer:Alex Bretow
Kourosh Ahari
Jeffrey Allard
Cheryl Staurulakis
Armin Amiri
Mohammad Dormanesh
Screenwriter:Milad Jarmooz
Kourosh Ahari
Cinematographer:Maz Makhani
Editor:Kourosh Ahari


An Iranian couple and their one-year-old daughter become trapped inside an old hotel when insidious phenomena force them to face the secrets they’ve kept from each other, in a night that never ends.

After an evening with friends, Babak (Shahab Hosseini, 2016 Cannes Best Actor for The Salesman)  and Neda, with their infant daughter, start driving towards home. Midway, they check into a hotel for the night. A straight forward plan, or that’s what they thought. But soon they notice things that would unravel their grasp on reality. Are they trapped by a hotel or by the secrets they carry? In a night that may never end, their only hope is to “cough up” the secrets that have come between them. This movie thrills, scares, and keeps you on the edge. A testament to quality direction and storytelling.– Rakesh Bhadang