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Kourosh Ahari’s Thriller ‘The Night’ Sets Theatrical Release In Iran, Becomes First U.S.-Produced Film To Hit Iranian Theaters In 40 Years

EXCLUSIVE: After its stateside theatrical release of the IFC Midnight’s The Night in January, the Kourosh Ahari-directed thriller is set to have its theatrical premiere in Iran on February 24.

Mammoth Pictures and Ayat Film Company’s release of the pic marks a historic moment as it is the first U.S.-produced film to have a wide theatrical release in Iran since the country’s revolution 40 years ago.The Night is the feature directorial debut of Kourosh Ahari and stars Iranian actor Shahab Hosseini (Cannes 2016 Best Actor Winner Oscar-winning The Salesman), Niousha Jafarian (Here and Now) and George Maguire (The Pursuit of Happyness).

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