Sarvestani's docu screening at Sundance

Shoreline Entertainment has acquired worldwide sales rights to Nahid Persson Sarvestani’s “The Queen and I,” a docu chronicling the relationship between the exiled Iranian helmer and Farah Pahlavi, fellow exile and widow of the last shah of Iran. Pic is intercut with footage from Iranian history.

The feature-length film makes its North American preem at Sundance on Jan. 17. Shoreline principal Morris Ruskin called it “particularly pertinent in the current climate of political strife in the Middle East.”

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