Queen and I, The

UN FILM DE Nahid Persson Savestani

A fascinating documentary.
- Montreal Mirror
A modern-day Marie Antoinette.
- Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent
- International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
The Queen and I is a gentle, courteous film, honest enough to question itself, and fair enough to admit when original intentions are lost.
- John Griffin, The Gazette


30 years after filmmaker Nahid Persson Sarvestani participated in the revolution to overthrow the Shah and the Monarchy regime in Iran, she finds herself still fascinated by the former queen whose fairytale life had intrigued her as a child. Disillusioned by the Islamic revolution that betrayed her trust and forced her into exile, Persson Sarvestani turns the focus to her new film to an unlikely subject: Queen Farah Pahlavi, wife of the former and late Shah of Iran. In the process of filming the antagonist of her revolutionary past for almost two years, Persson Sarvestani and her former enemy encounter frequent confrontations and revelations that evolve into an unforeseen journey of two women in exile, who have more in common than either of them could envision.

Date de sortie

Vendredi 15 mai, 2009
Langue originale: Persian/English
Genre: Documentary
Durée: 90 min.
Année: 2008


Nahid Persson Savestani
Empress Farah
Zinat S. Lloyd
Un film de
Nahid Persson Savestani