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.