IFC Midnight has acquired domestic rights to Kourosh Ahari’s psychological thriller The Night, Deadline reports today, with plans to release the film in January 2021.
The Night stars “Shahab Hosseini (A Separation, Cannes 2016 Best Actor winner for The Salesman) and Niousha Jafarian (Here and Now, Stitchers) as an Iranian couple who find themselves locked inside an old hotel with their one-year-old daughter. While attempting to make the best of this creepy hotel, an outside force pushes them to share the secrets they’ve hidden from each other. How, and if, they check out depends on how carefully they question everything and anyone that comes across their path.”
George Maguire (Fight Club, Pursuit of Happyness) also stars.
“We feel elated that we have found such a caring and supportive partner, IFC Midnight, to be the champions for this Iranian story,” said Ahari. “The Night on the surface is a thrilling psychological horror pivoting around an Iranian couple, but beneath it explores a common, yet very complex human condition intending to provoke the minds of audiences leaving theaters.”