I Am Nasrine

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I Am Nasrine
Directed by Tina Gharavi
Produced by James Richard Baillie
Tina Gharavi
Screenplay by Tina Gharavi
Starring Micsha Sadeghi
Shiraz Haq
Christian Coulson
Music by Kamal Kamruddin
Benjamin McAvoy
Cinematography David Raedeker
Edited by Lesley Walker
Lucia Zucchetti
Distributed by Independent
Release date
Running time
93 mins
Country United Kingdom
Language Persian
Budget approx. £250,000[1]

I Am Nasrine (Persian: من نسرین هستم‎‎) is a 2012 British-Iranian drama film written and directed by Tina Gharavi.[2] The film was nominated at the 66th British Academy Film Awards for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer.[3]


A middle class Iranian woman, 16-year-old Nasrine, is arrested by the Iranian police, for riding on the back of a boy's motorcycle. She is sexually assaulted in prison. She flees to the UK with her older brother Ali, and moves into a Newcastle council estate. The film touches on aspects of racism and treatment of refugees in the UK.


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