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Drottningen och jag (2008)

Filmmaker and Iranian exile Nahid Persson Sarvestani talks with the widow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the late Shah of Iran, who was overthrown in 1979.

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Filmmaker and Iranian exile Nahid Persson Sarvestani talks with the widow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the late Shah of Iran, who was overthrown in 1979.

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13 February 2009 (Sweden)  »

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A királynö és én  »

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Empress Farah: [beginning to ascend the Cheops Pyramid] I'm going to plead for political asylum with Pharaoh!
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The empress and the communist girl
30 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

This couple was never supposed to meet. Queen Farah Diba of Iran and the girl who fought her from the left and made the revolution.

But as often happens, revolutions eat their children and director Nahid Persson had to escape from her country, a country which had just executed her young brother.

So Persson ended up in Sweden, started to make documentaries and one day got the idea of taking contact with the queen, asking if it was possible to make a movie about her life today.

It was possible and the two of them become good friends in the end. The queen is found to still be much of an empress but also a warm person, who doesn't just call people in Iran. She is somewhat, as a paradox, willing to serve.

A warm documentary which once again tells us the truth. Whatever we are, we are first of all human beings.


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