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International Shorts Section

That Night

Koosha Nategi



The story of this movie is based on the political revolution facts in countries, but it is written anonymously without geographical specifications by the great French novelist, Gilbert Cesbron, telling the story of a government criticizer who is prosecuted and arrested while he is visiting his family. The conversation between the writer and one of the authorities leads to an unexpected ending.

Cast & Crew

CAST: Sajjad Babaee
WRITER: Koosha Nateghi
PRODUCER: Koosha Nateghi

Director's Biography

Shahab Hosseini, born on February 3, 1974, in Tehran, Iran, is the eldest of six siblings. Initially studying psychology at the University of Tehran, he left to pursue a potential move to Canada but instead found his path as a radio host in Iran. Later, he hosted the youth-focused TV show "Oxygen" and ventured into acting with TV series like "After Rain" (Pas Az Baran) and his cinematic debut in "Rokhsareh" (2002) alongside Mitra Hajjar. Hosseini gained acclaim for roles in films such as "The Fifth Reaction" (2003) and "Superstar" (2009), securing the Crystal Simorgh at Tehran's 27th Fajr International Film Festival for the latter. His breakthrough moment arrived with "A Separation" (2011), earning him a Diploma of Honor from Fajr Film Festival and a Silver Bear Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. Notable accolades also include a Best Actor nomination from Iran's House of Cinema for his role in "About Elly" (2009).

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