Mojhde (Hediyeh Tehrani) and Morteza (Hamid Farakhnezhad), an upscale Tehran couple with a young son (Matin Heydaria), have a troubled marriage. Erratic behavior, emotional outbursts, suspicions of infidelity and bursts of anger resulting in property damage are the norm, and keeping a lid on the discord is becoming increasingly difficult. That becomes all too apparent when the couple hires a housekeeper, Rouhi (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young bride-to-be, to help clean up the mess that is their home – and, by extension, their marriage.
Fear can be a crippling emotion that keeps us locked in place, unable to move forward in our lives. Under dire circumstances, those feelings can become debilitating, preventing us from extricating ourselves from what we’ve manifested and creating anew. For a foreign correspondent returning to the oppressive regime of the land of his birth, those notions get put to the test, as seen in the fact-based new biopic, “Rosewater.”