Whiff of humour permeates Jon Stewart debut drama 'Rosewater'

September 9, 2014 9:02 PM

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Whiff of humour permeates Jon Stewart debut drama 'Rosewater'

TORONTO (Reuters) - The true story of a journalist accused by Iran of being a Western spy, thrown into solitary confinement and tortured for months would not seem to invite humour, or dancing for that matter.

But journalist Maziar Bahari has an acute appreciation for the absurd, and in bringing his harrowing tale to the big screen in "Rosewater," he found a director and actor who knew how to seize on the comedy in the tragedy.

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