Drottningen och JagNahid Persson Sarvestani, 90 min, Sweden.
Filmmaker and Iranian exile Nahid Persson Sarvestani talks with the widow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the late Shah of Iran, who was overthrown in 1979.
30 year ago, Nahid Persson Sarvestani took part in the Iranian revolution that toppled the monarchy and the ruling Shah and his family. While a long time has passed since then, she's still fascinated by something that has captured her imagination since she was a kid: the story about the beautiful Farah Diba, wife of the Shah. Disappointed that the revolution she once supported has betrayed her, and forced her into a life in exile, Farah Diba is the improbable subject of Nahid's documentary. During the two years she spent filming her former opponent, the two often clashed - but the project developed into an unexpected story about two women with a lot more in common than they ever thought possible.