Hometown debut for Bafta-nominated film

BAFTA HOPES ... a still from I Am Nasrine and inset, writer and director, Tina Gharavi.

BAFTA HOPES ... a still from I Am Nasrine and inset, writer and director, Tina Gharavi.

A BAFTA-nominated film is set to be screened in the writer’s hometown for the first time.

I Am Nasrine will be shown at the Customs House on Tuesday, March 5.

The film, by South Shields writer and director Tina Gharavi, was nominated for the Bafta for outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer in this year’s awards.

The 15-certificate film will be shown at the Mill Dam venue from 7pm.

Tina, 38, who runs Bridge and Tunnel Productions, said: “This is the first home screening, so it’s very exciting.

“It’ll be fun to see the people who had little cameos in the film coming along to see it, and of course, a lot of it was filmed in the area, so people will be able to recognise places in the film.

“After all the excitement of the Baftas, it’ll be great to come back home and show the film here.” The screening will be followed by a question and answer session with Tina.

I Am Nasrine is the story of a 16-year-old middle-class girl from Tehran, who is sexually assaulted by police after they detain her for riding on the back of her boyfriend’s motorbike.

After fleeing Iran for the UK, Nasrine and her brother end up living on a council estate in Newcastle, scenes of which were filmed in South Tyneside.

I Am Nasrine is on at the Customs House at 7pm on Tuesday, March 5.

Tickets cost £5 with a £4 concession.

To book, go to www.customshouse.co.uk, or call the box office on 454 1234.

To find out more about the film, go to www.facebook.com/IAmNasrine.

The DVD of the film is set to be released soon.

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