Furious that her mother wants her to once again spend the night at a friend’s house so she can entertain her boyfriend, a young woman wanders all night in Tehran and encounters three different men. Selected for the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard competition, One Night is the directorial debut for this 34-year-old Iranian actor. 2005, Iran, color, 35mm, in Farsi with English subtitles, 78 minutes.
Born in Tehran, Niki Karimi started acting at the age of 17 and has become one of the country’s most famous cinema stars. Winner of countless awards, she is best known internationally for her roles in Two Women (Do zan) (1999), The Hidden Half (Nimeh-ye penhan) (2001), and The Fifth Reaction (Vakonesh panjom) (2003).
Post-screening discussion led by Jila Nikpay, photographer/filmmaker/educator www.jilanikpay.com