MASSIH's LAST NIGHT: Iranian American Massy Tadjedin's Hollywood breakthrough


MASSIH's LAST NIGHT: Iranian American Massy Tadjedin's Hollywood breakthrough
by Darius Kadivar

Massy Tadjedin (born 1978) is the Iranian-American screenwriter / Director of LAST NIGHT (2011) Starring Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes, and Guillaume Canet.

More Photos Here and Here ( at the 5th Annual International Rome Film Festival)



Interview with Massy Tadjedin at the Rome Film Festival :

Last Night – English Trailer :


Last Night – French Trailer :

(NOTE : To Watch double Click Here)


Last Night – Italian Trailer:

Plot :

The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip 

with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters 

her past love.



Miscellaneous Interviews in Italian @ Rome FilmFestival





Massih Tadjedin Working with Keira Knightley and Guillaume Canet on the set of of Last Night :

Interview with Keira Knightley at the Rome Film Festival :



Conference Panel @ the Rome International Film Festival :

Part I :

Part II :

Part III :


Massy Tadjedin Bio :


Massy Tadjedin (born 1978) is an Iranian-American screenwriter / Director.

Tadjedin was born in Tehran and grew up in Orange County,California, and studied English Literature at Harvard.

She wrote and produced Leo, her first feature, directed by Mehdi Norowzian,starring Joseph Fiennes, Elizabeth Shue,

Dennis Hopper, Sam Shepard, and Deborah Unger, released in spring 2004 and The Jacket (adapted screenplay 2005).

Her current project, Le Voyeur, has recently been picked up by Columbia Pictures for Will Smith and 

James Lassiter to produce through their Sony-based Overbrook Entertainment. 

The film, based on a 1955 French novel by Alain Robbe-Grillet, centers on a man who returns 

to the Caribbean island of his youth and becomes a suspect in the murder of a teenage girl that was 

committed two days after his arrival. The movie is set for release in 2009. Also for 2010is Last Night

which will star Keira Knightley and Eva Mendes, and will serve as Massy's directorial debut.

Other current projects as screenplay writer and producer are The Case Study (a political ensemble thriller) and Lady Gold (a drama with director Mel Gibson, distributed byIcon Entertainment International and Paramount Pictures).[2]

She is married to Dr.Babak Fardin, (See Photo) an ophthalmologist in Orange County. 

The couple met at Harvard.

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