LIBERATION: New Movie about the Shah's last days (Trailer)


LIBERATION: New Movie about the Shah's last days (Trailer)
by Darius Kadivar

Filmmakers Justin and Michael Younesi have directed a new film entitled LIBERATION which tells the story of the Shah of Iran's exile and demise amidst the US Embassy takeover in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution of 1979. Starring Navid Negahban in the Title Role of the Shah.  

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In 1979, the Shah of Iran was overthrown by the country's Islamic Revolution. Forced into exile, he settled in an abandoned mansion in exotic Cuernevaca, Mexico. Isolated, sick, and surrounded by his last loyal bodyguards, the Shah watched as his empire collapsed on television before his very eyes.

A powerful examination of dictatorship and its psychological effects on a man, LIBERATION explores a key turning point in Middle-East History and the origins of the Iran we know today.

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About the Directors:
Los Angeles natives Justin and Michael Younesi attended the University of Southern California, where their work was awarded The Barbara Corday Scholarship, the Louis J. Favara Scholarship and the Panavision New Filmmaker Award. Coming from a family in the fashion business, they impose a strong aesthetic vision on their projects, many of which explore historical and political events. In 2009, they were featured in the Anthology Film Archives’ New Filmmakers Series.

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Darius Kadivar

Kourosh Jaan Gol Gofteeh Aziz ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

Merci !

Kourosh Kabir Shoma Hasteed !



Kourosh Aryamanesh

چند نفر؟

Kourosh Aryamanesh

اگر درست فهميده باشيم اين آقای گوينده گفت : شکنجۀ هزاران نفر بوسيله ساواک و الخ.  کی ميتونست يک همچين انقلاب افراطی راست راه بندازه بجز يک مشت آخوند و روضه خوان که اون هزارتا شد صد هزار.. حالا تا حرف بزنيم ميگن بد را با بدتر مقايسه نکن ولی از دو حال خارج نيست يا چماق بدستن که خودشون بد جوری گه زدن يا  داس وچکش و فضل الله المجاهدين که مزخرفات اسلامی تو برنامشونه . باز حد اقل رژيم قبلی از بقيه رقيق تر بود. فرقی نميکرد کدوم يکی ميومدن سر کار همشون روی پهلوی ها را سفيد کردن. 

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Darius Kadivar

I agree Ali P. Jaan ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

With Due respect to the directors who are young the settings and the costumes don't really fit.

I remember a film made on the same subject in the 1980's by a Canadian TV and it also had a hard time capturing the real thing on screen.

But I just want to encourage any director who makes a first attempt to bring this story on the Big Screen.

So many movies have been made on the Russian Tzar  Nicholas II or French Emperor Napoleon and the first ones were not the most accurate or memorable.

Such Larger than Life Characters are never easy to portray.

Navid Negahban does seem to get his expressions right at times especially with the Thick Eyeglasses.

Got to see the film first before I could review it with objectivity.



Ali P.

"Cheraa nemeeraghsee" by Veegen?

by Ali P. on

Is that what it was????