I am Nasrine screening forms focus of Newcastle literary celebration

The NFM/Northstar Ventures backed feature I Am Nasrine is one of the highlights of next week’s Festival of Belonging at Tyneside Cinema.

The independent cinema will host two Q&A screenings as part of the week-long celebration of diverse literary voices across Newcastle-Gateshead.

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (15) Plus live Q&A with SapphireFriday 4 May, 8pmLee Daniels’ Oscar-winning Precious is a brilliant hard-hitting, heartbreaking tale. Based on the novel Push by author Sapphire, Precious is the story of Claireece ‘Precious’ Jones (Gabourey Sidibe), an overweight teenager living a life that no one would want with her abusive mother (Oscar-winner Mo’Nique) in Harlem. But when she is offered the chance to transfer to a new school, she begins a journey that could change her life forever. Unforgettable and inspiring.

This screening of Precious will feature a live Q&A with author Sapphire.

Tickets: £10/£8.00 Concessions.

I Am Nasrine (15)Plus Tina Gharavi Q&ASunday 6 May, 2.00pm

After a sell-out screening in October, Tyneside Cinema delighted welcomes back I Am Nasrine, the feature debut of North East-based writer and director Tina Gharavi.

The film, which was funded through Northern Film & Media and Northstar Ventures’ Finance for Business – North East Creative Content Fund, follows the eponymous Nasrine on a voyage of self-discovery when she is forced from her home of Tehran along with her brother Ali. Fleeing to the UK, Nasrine finds herself a reluctant exile in the North East, making new friends and forging a new path. But the pair’s future is far from certain. Emotional, intimate and very powerful, this is a must-see and an incredible calling-card for Gharavi.

Filmmaker Tina Gharavi will be in conversation about the making of the film at this screening. 

Tickets: £8/£6.95 Concessions.

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