The Night Film
An Iranian suspenseful, psychological thriller that tells the story of an Iranian couple and their one-year-old daughter living in the US. They become trapped inside an old hotel where insidious, supernatural forces cause them to face the secrets that have come between them in a night that terrifyingly never ends.
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Impressive feature debut is sure to satisfy genre fans and has the emotional heft and classy production values to attract discerning general audiences.
Remarkable evocation of Kubrickian horror. Hotel Normandie...is spiritually linked to the (Shining’s) Overlook Hotel as well as The Great Northern Hotel in Twin Peaks.
By the end we're at Alex Garland levels of reality perversion via personal shortcoming. An ever-escalating series of strange encounters.
Craft(s) a masterful feeling of suspense. Feels rare and powerful…the movie’s firing on all cylinders. Deliver(s)...emotional heft...from beginning to end. Delves (deep) into the psyche of these two characters…adds up to one long sense of discomfort and uncertainty. Cannot recommend it enough for lovers of thrillers. The finale…explodes with creativity.
Kourosh Ahari, Milad Jarmooz
Shahab Hosseini, Kathreen Khavari