TORONTO ’08 DISCOVERY INTERVIEW | Director Cyrus Nowrasteh

Cyrus Nowrasteh‘s “The Stoning of Soraya M.” will be having its World Premiere in the Discovery section of theĀ Toronto International Film Festival. StarringĀ Shohreh Aghdashloo, the film follows a woman falsely accused of adultery in a remote Iranian village. Based on the book byFreidoune Sahebjam, TIFF describes “Stoning” as about “voiceless women, armed with only their innocence and dignity, [who] are no match for the overwhelming primal forces that overrun their town.” Nowrasteh talked to indieWIRE about the film and his hopes for Toronto.


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