Rosewater Release Date: November 14, 2014

Rosewater, written and directed by Jon Stewart, follows the Tehran-born Bahari, a journalist with Canadian citizenship. In June 2009, Bahari returned to Iran to interview Mir-Hossein Mousavi, who was the challenger to president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

As Mousavi’s supporters protested Ahmadinejad’s victory declaration hours before the polls closed, Bahari endured personal risk by sending footage of the street riots to the BBC. Bahari was arrested by police, led by a man identifying himself as “Rosewater,” who tortured and interrogated him over the next 118 days.

With Bahari’s wife leading an international campaign to have her husband freed, and media outlets keeping the story alive, Iranian authorities released Bahari on bail and the promise he would act as a spy for the government.

Rosewater Trailer

Starring: Gael García Bernal,Kim Bodnia,Dimitri Leonidas,Haluk Bilginer,Shohreh Aghdashloo,Golshifteh Farahani,Claire Foy,Amir El-Masry,Nasser Faris,Kambiz Hosseini,Numan Acar,Ayman Sharaiha,Zeid Kattan,Ali Elayan,Nidal Ali,Alex Claus,Firas Fanni,Alaadin Khasawneh,Hamid Masri,Wissam Tobaileh,Amir Rahimzadeh,Manar Mughrabi,Arian Moayed,Mohammad Abdel Raheem,Manaf Irani,Mohammad Sami,Miles Jupp,Andrew Gower,Lindsey Hilsum,Ed Ward
Genres: BiographyDrama
Directed By: Jon Stewart
Runtime: 103 minutes
Studio: Open Road Films
Total Box Office: 3.1 MIL
MPAA Rating R