American Dreams / UK premiere

The East

  • Zal Batmanglij /
  • USA /
  • 2012 /
  • 116 mins

Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, Toby Kebbell, Shiloh Fernandez, Julia Ormond, Patricia Clarkson / Fiction / English

A dangerous band of daring do-gooders.

Zal Batmanglij

Zal Batmanglij was born in France to Iranian parents, but grew up in Washington DC. He studied anthropology and English at Georgetown University, where he met Mike Cahill. The pair embarked upon a screenwriting course together and produced an award-winning short film. Batmanglij’s first feature was Sound of My Voice (2011) starring Brit Marling (also co-writer and co-producer) as a mysterious cult leader. Batmanglij re-teamed with Marling for The East (2013).

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