Compelling Film Opening Fri., 6/26: "The Stoning of Soraya"
Original post made by MaryAnn, Downtown, on Jun 24, 2009
Locally, playing at ů
- Clay Theatre
- Embarcaderro Center Cinema 5
- Camera 3
- Shattuck Cinema 10
THE STONING OF SORAYA M.
Release Date: NY/LA - June 26, 2009
Distributor: Roadside Attractions and MPower Pictures
Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh
Co-writers: Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh and Cyrus Nowrasteh
Produced by: Stephen McEveety, John Shepherd
Cast: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jim Caviezel, Mozhan Marn˛, Navid Negahban, Ali Pourtash
THE STONING OF SORAYA M. is the heart-rending film based on the International best-selling book by French-Iranian journalist Freidoune Sahebjam which stars Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo (HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG), Jim Caviezel (D╔J└ VU, THE THIN RED LINE) and Mozhan Marn˛ (CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR) as Soraya. The film was the runner up for the Audience Award at the Toronto 2008 Film Festival, with SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE taking first place. It is a film that dramatizes with unflinching power the suffering endured by one Islamic woman in the name of religious custom and the heroism of another woman who was determined to share her story with the world. The Stoning of Soraya M. unmasks the cruelty of an Iranian husband who sought to get rid of his wife, and the hypocrisy of the mullahs who colluded with him. It builds to a climax that breaks the heart and expands viewer understanding, delivering a film that is as riveting as it is unforgettable. Shohreh Aghdashloo gives an Oscar-worthy performance as the woman of courage who bore witness to The Stoning of Soraya M. Opening in select markets on June 26.
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