Following its successful theatrical release this spring, Vision Films
in association with Sideshow Releasing are proud to announce the
release of “Shirin in Love”, a romantic comedy about a quirky
young Iranian American writer from Los Angeles who falls in love and
discovers herself, starring: Nazanin Boniadi, Riley Smith, Maz
Jobrani, Marshall Manesh, Anita Khalatbari, with Amy Madigan and
George Wallace. Directed by Ramin Niami.
Shirin in Love will be available on On Demand on VOD cable, satellite
and telco providers starting July 3st, 2014 such as AT&T, Verizon,
Suddenlink, Charter, Mediacom, Dish and DirecTV and more. Shirin in
Love will also be available digitally on iTunes, Vimeo, Amazon Instant
, Yekra & many more sites.
You can also visit http://shirininlove.com/ to read more about the
film, and instantly stream the movie in either the original English
version or dubbed in Farsi.
About the Film
Shirin (Nazanin Boniadi), an absent-minded young Iranian-American,
lives in “Tehrangeles” (the large Iranian community in Los
Angeles) with her overbearing mother (Anita Khalatbari) and empathetic
father (Marshall Manesh). Despite being engaged for years to a
successful Iranian plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills (Maz Jobrani),
Shirin finds herself breaking loyalty and tradition when she falls in
love with a mysterious young man (Riley Smith) who lives in a
lighthouse in Northern California near his mother, a famous novelist
(Amy Madigan). As her secret unravels and cultures clash, with the
intervention of a would-be screenwriter, who also happens to be a
local cop (George Wallace), Shirin discovers what it ultimately means
to be true to herself.
“People will be moved after watching this film, it’s such a
romantic notion that if you follow your heart, and are true to
yourself, it leads to ultimate happiness “ says Lise Romanoff,
Managing Director and CEO of Worldwide Distribution at Vision Films.
“Nazanin Boniadi is terrific, delightful...really hits the mark.”-
Mike Kaspar (KUCI 88.9)
“Set among LA’s well-heeled Iranian-American community, Ramin
Niami’s “Shirin in Love” blends tangy romantic comedy and tart
social satire into a cinematic cocktail that’s pleasingly off-beat,
warm-spirited and knowing.”- Godfrey Chesire (RogerEbert.com)
“The onscreen chemistry between Boniadi and Smith is undeniable and
the gorgeous cinematography of the Northern California coast is the
perfect setting for the two unsure lovers....A truly romantic
film.”- Tom Nguyen (EnClave LA)
“It’s about time movies showed another aspect of Beverly Hills
besides shopping on Wilshire Boulevard. Shirin in Love gives a
snapshot of one of the many wealthy Iranian families who live behind
those manicured lawns in “Tehrangeles.” With a fetching young
lead, Nazanin Boniadi of “Homeland”, playing Shirin, the film
mixes social commentary, comedy and romantic fantasy...A thinking
woman’s romantic comedy.”- Marshall McCreadie (Film Journal
Iranian-Americans in the United States are educated, successful and
amiable. This is very different from how the media and film usually
portray them-as either villains or victims.
I wanted to show the light-hearted and fun side of Iranian culture.
The film’s lead, Shirin, a spirited and empowered woman, searches
for her identity and falls in love. Through her and through the lens
of romantic comedy, I wanted to show the richness of a community and
promote peace and cultural understanding between Iranian and American
Vision Films, Inc (www.visionfilms.net) is a worldwide
distributor of over 800 independent Feature Films, TV Movies,
Documentaries, and Music Specials, and licenses all available rights
from Theatrical, Video/DVD/Blu-Ray, Television, and VOD/Digital Media
rights to both the International and Domestic marketplaces. Lise
Romanoff is Vision’s Managing Director/CEO, Worldwide Distribution.
Sideshow Inc. (sideshowfilms.com) develops, finances, and
produces quality independent feature films and assists other
filmmakers in reaching their goals. Sideshow Inc. works with an
international pool of talent and prefers projects with multicultural
themes. Sideshow Inc. provides services to filmmakers and companies
who want to achieve high quality productions on a limited budget.
Ramin Niami is Sideshow Inc’s Founder/CEO.
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