Sundance - The Queen and I

The Queen and I is a documentary by exiled Iranian filmmaker, Nahid Persson Sarvestani, about Farah, the wife of the shah of Iran. The shah and his family were run out of Iran by the revolution and Khomeini’s rise to power in 1979. At the time, Sarvestani was a supporter of Khomeini's and when he imposed more violent measures than the shah had she was forced to flee Iran. Sarvestani's objectivity and expectations are shaken as she and the queen become unlikely friends. The movie was quite moving and an interesting glimpse into the lives of both women.

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