INTERVIEW: ‘The Stoning of Soraya M.’ director Cyrus Nowrasteh

Posted by · 1:03 pm · June 26th, 2009

Those seeking a cinematic escape from this week’s barrage of “Transformers” silliness couldn’t find a much more sober alternative than Cyrus Nowrasteh’s “The Stoning of Soraya M.,” an adaptation of the non-fiction bestseller by French-Iranian journalist Freidoune Sahebjam. A spare, moving study of gender persecution in 1980s Iran, as frank and unpretentious as its title, […]

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