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Rosewater (15)

Biography, Drama

Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari is detained by Iranian forces who brutally interrogate him under suspicion that he is a spy.

The critical consensus

Bahari’s use of satire as a psychological tool to keep his spirits up feels fresh, but devices such as conversations with dead fathers are more shopworn.

***(*)(*)Siobhan Synnot, The Scotsman, 04/01/2015

Like the characters, humour and drama struggle for space and supremacy in a tonal see-saw that is earnest, funny, and strangely inert.

***(*)(*)Ben Nicholson, The Skinny, 22/02/2015

The end result isn’t especially gripping, but it’s a solid piece of work that deserves to be seen.

***(*)(*)Stephen Carty, Flix Capacitor, 27/04/2015

Gripping, humane and lighter than it sounds, Stewart’s first foray into directing suggests that he was right to quit the day job. We can’t wait to see what he does next.

****(*)Helen O'Hara, Empire Online, 04/05/2015

A modest, moving film, Rosewater goes to show that quiet outrage can speak as loud as any atrocity.

****(*)Matt Glasby, Total Film, 04/05/2015

The host of The Daily Show turns writer/director to make a heartfelt drama highlighting the ironies and absurdities of micro-managed tyranny.

****(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 07/05/2015

Jon Stewart's debut feature sees the humour in warped logic.

***(*)(*)Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent, 08/05/2015

Jon Stewart’s directorial debut shows the value of humour as a means of combating the darkest times.

****(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 09/05/2015

A Kafkaesque ordeal suffered by Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari is the source of this engrossing, enraging film.

***(*)(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 10/05/2015

Features about Rosewater (15)

New film Rosewater tells Iran plight of journalist

Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 21/02/2015

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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