VIFF 2013 review: My Stolen Revolution
Imagine being forced to live in a cell packed with scores of women for seven years, sometimes blindfolded for months at a time, with regular beatings and torture. Haunted personally, filmmaker Nahid Persson Sarvestani revisits the painful history that followed the idealism of Iran’s revolution, inviting a group of women who survived the ordeal, and escaped the country, to her home in Sweden to recount the details. Intimate and unfussy, with the hidden wounds still visibly raw after three decades. A testament to women’s strength to endure.
SFU, September 29 (4 p.m.); Cinematheque, October 1 (3:30 p.m.) and 5 (7 p.m.)