Rosewater TRAILER 1 (2014) – Gael García Bernal, Jon Stewart
use your freedom
resonating with the dancing ness:
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and then too:
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Jon on evolution of rosewater:
the idea was to show how ridiculous it is to label a country as evil
the more exposure the better, because transparency is the only thing that will put pressure on the govt
all regimes at some level are absurd
urgency – i didn’t feel like it was something that was appropriate to see 20 yrs from now
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Rosewater is an upcoming American drama film written and directed by Jon Stewart, based on the memoir Then They Came for Me by Maziar Bahari and Aimee Molloy. Bahari’s imprisonment is connected to an interview he conducted on The Daily Show in 2009; the authorities presented the interview as evidence that he was in communication with an American spy. Due to the content of the film, Stewart has been accused by Iran’s State TV of being funded by Zionists and working with the CIA. It is scheduled to be screened in the Special Presentations section of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, and released in theaters on November 7, 2014.
In 2009, London-based journalist Maziar Bahari (Gael García Bernal) was detained in Iran for more than 100 days due to an interview regarding the country’s presidential election. Bahari was arrested, and while his pregnant fiancée waited for him, he spent five months at Evin Prison while being brutally interrogated.
Bahari was usually blindfolded when being interrogated and the sole distinguishing feature of his interrogator was that the interrogator smelled of rosewater.