Director: Nahid Persson. Cast: Farah Diba, Nahid Persson Sarvestani. 90 min. Unrated. Sweden. Documentary.
I don't know if non-Iranian viewers will enjoy this as much as I did. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival, the documentary follows interviews between the director, a Communist who fought the Shah of Iran before the revolution and fled the country thereafter, and Farah Diba, the legendary former Empress of Iran, also in exile. The film is neither pro-Communism nor pro-monarchy, but is about the benevolent heart and naive mind of an untouchable figure: a Queen. Watch this movie, and you may want to forgive people for their shortcomings.