Septembers of Shiraz is a 2015 American drama film directed by Wayne Blair and based on the novel of the same name by Dalia Sofer. The film stars Adrien Brody and Salma Hayek.
The story takes place in Iran in the aftermath of the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Isaac Amin (Adrien Brody), a wealthy Jewish businessman, is suddenly arrested by the new Islamic regime and accused of being a Zionist spy. As Isaac is subjected to torture and interrogation, his wife Farnez (Salma Hayek) and their children are forced to navigate their way through a world turned upside down.
The film received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising the performances of Brody and Hayek and the film’s intense emotional impact, while others criticized the film’s uneven pacing and lack of depth in its portrayal of the political and social upheaval in Iran.
Despite the mixed reception, Septembers of Shiraz is worth watching for its powerful performances and its depiction of the human cost of political turmoil and oppression.
Duration: 110 min.