Bernal, Gael Garcia

SKU: 025192269806

UPC 025192269806
Release Date 2015-02-10
Discs 2
Length 104
Format (unknown)
Synopsis ROSEWATER is strongest in detailing the insidious mind games that Bahari's captors play, how effectively this kind of pressure and isolation can be in changing even a sane person's perceptions of reality.[A] gripping drama, smartly calibrated for Western audiences who still need an education in the bright, progressive, fight-back impulses in Iranian culture. -- Grade: B+3 stars out of 4 -- That the movie is as tense and chilling as it is owes much to Stewart's keen eye for the way humor surfaces even in the dark places.Stewart keeps the drama intimate, focusing on the interaction between Bahari and his interrogator....Bernal gives a powerful performance...Mr. Stewart’s interest in the material is obviously personal, but his movie transcends mere self-interest.3.5 stars out of 4 -- ROSEWATER is an engrossing account of political oppression and the power of human endurance told boldly, briskly and earnestly.[Stewart] does an impressive job of balancing the story’s tonal shifts, largely keeping the melodrama at bay while at the same time modulating the film’s surreal humor.4 stars out of 5 -- A modest, moving film, ROSEWATER goes to show that quiet outrage can speak as loud as any atrocity.4 stars out of 5 -- Gripping, humane and lighter than it sounds, Stewart’s first foray into directing suggests that he was right to quit the day job.The punishing ordeal of imprisoned Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari is brought to the screen with impressive tact and intelligence by writer-director Jon Stewart in ROSEWATER.Jon Stewart makes his directorial debut with ROSEWATER, a drama based on a memoir by the Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari. As the film opens, Bahari returns to his home country in order to report on the 2009 presidential elections there. When the results lead to large public protests, Bahari (Gael García Bernal) videotapes the civil unrest. This brings him to the attention of authorities, who apprehend him and keep him in solitary confinement in hopes of getting him to confess to crimes against Iran. However, his international celebrity leads to help from powerful and unexpected places. ROSEWATER screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
Cast Bobby Bukowski (Director of Photography)
Howard Shore (Composer)
Lee Dichter (Sound Re-Recording)
Jon Stewart (Director)
Jon Stewart (Screenwriter)
Manny Siverio (Stunt Coordinator)
Linda Cohen (Music Director)
Dave Paterson (Sound Re-Recording)
Maziar Bahari (Source Writer)
William W. Weiske (Production Manager/UPM)
Peter Pedrero (Stunt Coordinator)
Karim Kheir (Set Decorator)
Catherine Farrell (Post-Production Supervisor)
David Stragmeister (Camera Operator)
Fuad Khalil (Production Manager/UPM)
Laith Majali (Photography)
Haluk Bilginer (Star)
Edward Ward (Co-Star)
Shohreh Aghdashloo (Star)
Jason Jones (Co-Star)
Kim Bodnia (Star)
Golshifteh Farahani (Co-Star)
Gael Garcia Bernal (Star)
Numan Acar (Co-Star)
Miles Jupp (Co-Star)
Arian Moayed (Co-Star)
Alex Claus (Co-Star)
Claire Foy (Co-Star)
Dimitri Leonidas (Co-Star)
Eyad Zoubi (Co-Star)
Nasser Faris (Co-Star)
Hannah Douglas (Co-Star)
Alaadin Khasawneh (Co-Star)
Amir El-Masry (Co-Star)
Kambiz Hosseini (Co-Star)
Ayman Sharaiha (Co-Star)
Zeid Kattan (Co-Star)
Ali Elayan (Co-Star)
Nidal Ali (Co-Star)
Firas Fanni (Co-Star)
Hamid Masri (Co-Star)
Wissam Tobaileh (Co-Star)
Amir Rahimzadeh (Co-Star)
Manar Mughrabi (Co-Star)
Mohammed Abdel Raheem (Co-Star)
Manaf Irani (Co-Star)
Mohammad Sami (Co-Star)
Andrew Gower (Co-Star)
Lindsey Hilsum (Co-Star)
Jonathan Hopper (Co-Star)
Bassam Hanna (Co-Star)
Nafisa Ghazi (Co-Star)
Hassan Sha'er (Co-Star)
Ahmad Massad (Co-Star)
Hamza Muhaisen (Co-Star)
Saif Goussous (Co-Star)
Ali Hussein (Co-Star)
Saro Karaoghlanian (Co-Star)
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama
Attribute BluRay HD-DVD,DVD Included,Includes Digital Copy,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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