Casting Call Actors

‘The Long Night’ is the third film by Ali Abbasi.
His last film ‘Border’ won Un Certain Regard at Cannes this year and has been nominated for four European Film Academy awards including best director, best film and best screenplay.   Border is also Swedens entry for this years foreign language film at the Oscar awards.
The producer is Jacob Jarek who amongst others co-produced ‘Only God Forgives’ directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and produced ‘Rams’ – winner of Un Certain regard at Cannes in 2015. Jacob also produced Ali’s first film Shelley which premiered at Berlinale Panorama in 2016.
  • ‘The Long Night’ is a murder mystery film set in Iran about a serial killer and the journalist who is trying to clear up the murders.
  • Initial casting is for some of the leads, who all need to be able to speak Farsi,  they could be from Iran or Afghanistan.
  • Shoot is October November 2019 in Turkey and Jordan
  • This is a coproduction between Denmark, Sweden, France and Germany.

Persian Poets’ Tour 2013 in UK

Persian PoetsContemporary Iranian is proud to assist Poetry Translation Centre market their Persian Poets’ Tour 2013 in the UK.

Following the success of our 2012 Persian Poets’ Tour, we’re delighted to announce that three of the poets, Azita Ghahreman(translated by Maura Dooley), Reza Mohammadi (translated by Nick Laird) and Shakila Azizzada (translated by Mimi Khalvati), will be returning for a series of five readings this summer in Manchester, Cardiff, London, Edinburgh and Ledbury. Tickets are already selling fast, so please make sure you reserve your place for these readings.

We’ve published dual-language chapbooks and recorded full-length podcasts featuring each of our three poets which you can access by following these links: Azita Ghahreman, Reza Mohammadi and Shakila Azizzada

Our Persian Poets’ 2012 Tour was an extraordinary success: we had capacity audiences (80 people at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham; 90 people at the Millennium Library Norwich, and a further 80 at Asia House in London) plus a fantastic article by Christina Patterson in The Independent,an insightfulblog post by Gregory Leadbetter on the pleasure of hearing the poems read in their original language and an article by poet Reza Mohammadi, ‘Afghanistan has poetry in its soul’ on The Guardian website.

If you were lucky enough to come along to our 2012 events, we’re sure you’ll be eager to join us again – and if you missed last year’s tour, please do come along this time to experience some remarkable poetry.

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