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The Scarlet Stone is a multidisciplinary dance/theatre/music work by Shahrokh Yadegari, in collaboration with Shahrokh Moshkin-Ghalam. The Scarlet Stone is based on the Shahnameh (The Book of Kings) by Ferdowsi and the last work of Siavash Kasrai, Mohreye Sorkh. The support of many intellectuals and leftists for Ayatollah Khomeini is considered to be one of the most important factors for the triumph of the Islamic regime in the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Siavash Kasrai, a celebrated poet and vocal dissident of the Shah and the Pahlavi regime, was among such leftist intellectuals. Following the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran, fearing persecution by the regime, Kasrai fled the country in 1982. After living in exile for 10 years, basing his story on the most famous mythological story of the Shahnameh, `Rostam and Sohrab', he wrote Mohreye Sorkh in 1992 in Moscow to recount some of the events of the 1979 revolution.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    80 minutes
  • Language
  • Director
    Shahrokh Yadegari: Direction/Composition Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam: Choregraphy
  • Screenwriter
    Ferdowsi and Siavash Kasrai
  • Producer
    Shahrokh Yadegari
  • Cast
    Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam, Gordafarid, Afshin Mofid, Miriam Perez, and Ida Saki
  • Cinematographer
    Norbert Shieh
  • Production Design
    Ian Wallace