Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody (The Grand Budapest Hotel) and Academy Award® nominee Salma Hayek (Frida) star in this thriller based on the critically acclaimed New York Times Notable Book of the Year 2007.
Based on true events, the story follows a secular Jewish family caught in the Islamic revolution in Iran – and their heroic journey to overcome and ultimately escape from the deadly tyranny that swept their country and threatened to extinguish their lives at every turn.
Suspicions and paranoia are rife in 1979 Tehran, Iran. The revolution is at hand and Jewish jeweller Isaac Amin (Brody) is arrested without warning. Accused of spying for Israel, he is taken to a secret prison where he faces brutal interrogation. Farnez (Hayek) is left to make sense of what has happened to her husband and to try and secure his release so that their family may escape this new world of fear and repression.
Adapted for the screen by The Sapphires director Wayne Blair, Septembers of Shiraz was selected for a gala presentation at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Also starring Academy Award®nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Sand and Fog).