The San Diego Film Festival has announced Australian director Wayne Blair's new film 'Septembers of Shiraz' as its September 30 opening night film.
Variety, Reuters

15 Sep 2015 - 2:56 PM  UPDATED 15 Sep 2015 - 3:05 PM

Directed by Wayne Blair ('Redfern Now', The Sapphires), Septembers of Shiraz stars Adrien Brody, Salma Hayek and Shohreh Aghdashloo. The film is based on the best-selling novel by Dalia Sofer.

Set in post-revolutionary Iran, the story centres around a jeweller who is abused and wrongly accused by the Revolutionary Guard for being a spy. It follows his family's journey after being ripped apart under a harsh and intolerant new regime.

Septembers of Shiraz is premiering (today) at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The festival will also screen Goosebumps, based on the R.L. Stine children's books starring Jack Black; Mississippi Grind, starring Ben Mendelsohn, Ryan Reynolds and Sienna Miller; and James Napier Robertson's The Dark Horse.

The five day festival is in its 14th year and runs Septmber 30 through to October 4. 

Watch a clip from Sepembers of Shiraz:

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