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A day before Jon Stewart‘s directorial debut Rosewater is set to make its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival, a new trailer for the movie about the imprisonment of an Iranian journalist has debuted online.
The video shows Maziar Bahari (Gael Garcia Bernal), whose book Then They Came for Me served as the basis for Stewart’s script, going to Tehran to cover the election and stumbling upon a group of educated young people who’ve secured access to international media outlets at “Dish University.” After Bahari films some of the protests that occur following the controversial 2009 presidential election, he’s arrested and accused of being a spy.
“You must not just take his blood. You must take his hope,” a man says of Bahari in a voiceover, but the ensuing footage, including Bahari dancing, shows that that might not be possible.
Rosewater is also set to screen at the Toronto Film Festival ahead of its Nov. 7 release by Open Road Films.
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