The Queen and I

History, one truth at a time
Empress Farah, Nahid Persson and Zinat S. Lloyd
Directed by Nahid Persson

"The Queen and I," a doc by Swedish-Iranian director Nahid Persson Sarvestani and an official entry at Sundance, offers an intriguing premise: the evolving relation between two women with different and even antithetical backgrounds, the director and her subject, Empress Farah Pahlavi, widow of the former Shah of Iran deposed by the Islamic Revolution of 1979. Brought up in a working-class family, ... more >