In The Home Rosewater

An impressive and important piece of storytelling.

Michael O'Sullivan – The Washington Post

A finely tuned political instinct & an impressive sense of psychological nuance. Jon Stewart turns out to be a real filmmaker.

A.O. Scott – The New York Times

Jon Stewart makes his directorial debut with Rosewater, a drama based on a memoir by the Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari. As the film opens, Bahari returns to his home country in order to report on the 2009 presidential elections there. When the results lead to large public protests, Bahari (Gael Garcia Bernal) videotapes the civil unrest. This brings him to the attention of authorities who apprehend him and keep him in solitary confinement in hopes of getting him to confess to crimes against Iran. However, his international celebrity leads to help from powerful and unexpected places.

Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal
Shohreh Aghdashloo
Golshifteh Farahani
Kim Bodnia
Directer & Writer: Jon Stewart
Based on the Book By: Maziar Bahari & Aimee Molloy
Producers: Gigi Pritzker, Scott Rudin & Jon Stewart