“Rosewater” brilliantly entertains

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ You can almost smell the rosewater. Late-night comedian Jon Stewart recently made his directorial and writing debut in “Rosewater,” the inspiring true story of an Iranian-born Canadian journalist named Maziar Bahari who was imprisoned after covering the controversial 2009 Iranian presidential elections and the violent protests that followed. Stewart mostly leaves comedy behind when telling Bahari’s story. For 118 days, Bahari, played by Gael García Bernal, was imprisoned in Iran’s notorious Evin prison on the accusation that he was an American spy. Bahari endured physical and psychological torture as his mother, pregnant wife and … Continue reading “Rosewater” brilliantly entertains