THE STONING OF SORAYA M. is a commanding, passionate dramatization of a true story about Soraya, a Muslim woman whose husband wants to dispose of her. This gripping and emotional movie represents what occurs all too often in some of the radical Islamic countries.
The movie explicitly embodied the horrors often inflicted on women, in oppressive parts of the world, due to a toxic blend of male-controlled societies, ancestral backgrounds, and Islamic fundamentalism.
The several jarring and unambiguous story-telling techniques used were a vital milestone in delivering a politically aware and humanitarian message to everyone who is keen on paying attention. In other words, The Stoning of Soraya M. amplified the voices of those who were silenced and are too often abused and harmed in the name of God and faith.
The film is composed of several unbearable and agonizing experiences, especially the climax which conveyed a cluster of insufferable emotional states in just a matter of sheer minutes: Terror, Treachery, Anguish, Brutality, Subjugation, unfairness, vulnerability and maternity, amongst many more!
The Stoning of Soraya M. characters were masterfully inscribed, each one with his peculiar back-story and purposes, and with intricate and some rather satisfying character arches. These character anecdotes were all laced together with extreme intricacy and effort!
Mozhan MarnÒ, Shohreh Aghdashloo and Jim Caviezel are amongst the countless brilliant artists who took part in this extremely controversial yet necessary motion picture. Each one of them personified his character with absolute precision!
The Stoning of Soraya M. interpreted a harsh humanitarian incident with extreme meticulousness. The innumerable camera methods and the seamlessly distressing score used aided in setting the correct tone and attitude right from the very beginning.
Possibly one of the harshest and most upsetting movies I have ever witnessed, The Stoning of Soraya M. is an exceptionally realistic cinematic experience that deserves to be observed all over the world.
An Iranian woman (Shohreh Aghdashloo) tells a journalist (James Caviezel) about the unjust and brutal death of her innocent niece (Mozhan Marnò).
Initial release: June 26, 2009 (USA)
Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh
Story by: Freidoune Sahebjam
Awards: Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama…
Languages: English, Persian