Rosewater: Directed by Jon Stewart. With Gael García Bernal, Kim Bodnia, Dimitri Leonidas, Haluk Bilginer. Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari is detained by Iranian forces who brutally interrogate him under suspicion that he is a spy.
“Hereu0026#39;s Hoping that Satirist and now Film Writer/Director Jon Stewart has Compensated for the Guilt He must have Felt after a Segment on u0026quot;The Daily Showu0026quot; Indirectly or perhaps Directly led to the Arrest of Journalist Maziar Bahari in Iran on the Charges of being a Spy (that was play-acted in the TV Show segment).u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eStewart Shows some Flair for Cinema in the First Half with some Effective, if Artsy Arrangements of Images Superimposed on Landscapes that is a Surreal Opening to an all too Real Second Half. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAlso, it is the First Half of the Movie that Grips with its Diving into the Counter Culture of Iranu0026#39;s Youth Movement, its Braggadocio and Behavior that almost Begs for Attention from the Police State.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAfter the Controversial Election and its Aftermath of Riots that Journalist Bahari is Covering and His immediate Arrest and Imprisonment, the Film Takes a much more Sombre Tone and the Filmmaking Flourishes and maybe even its Purpose is Succumbed by the Interrogation and Captivity Scenes. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAlthough Stewart shows some Ability to alleviate some Boredom with Flashbacks and Dream Sequences, by the Third Act the Movie does Feel like it has Run its Course of Insight and Criticism of the Iranian Political System. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eOverall, it is a Story Worth Watching and Remembering, still very Topical, and itu0026#39;s a Solid, if Wanting, Effort from Jon Stewart.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003ePolitical enough, Artistic enough, and Profound enough to be Recommended and Despite its Low Budget Limitation is Better than the Best Picture Winner of a Few Years Back that also was Set In Iran, Albeit in the 1970u0026#39;s.”