Fatemeh Motamed Arya is one of the most significant actresses of post-revolutionary Iranian cinema and has starred in more than forty feature films. She has been nominated nine times for the Best Actress award at the Fajr International Film Festival and has won the festival’s top prize, the Crystal Simorgh, four times. In 2011, she won Best Actress at the Montreal World Film Festival for her role in Here Without Me and in 2012 she was awarded France’s prestigious Prix Henri Langlois. She has worked with APSA Academy member Rakhshan Banietemad on The Blue Veiled (1995) and the 2014 APSA Grand Jury Prize winning Tales. She also starred in Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s Once Upon a Time, Cinema (1992).

Accolades

Fatemeh Motamed-Arya
Best Performance by an Actress, 2015

Fatemeh Motamed-Arya

Avalanche (Bahman)
Best Performance by an Actress, 2015

Fatemeh Motamed-Arya

Avalanche (Bahman)

Special Mention, Best Performance by an Actress, 2015 Fatemeh Motamed Arya is one of the most significant actresses of post-revolutionary Iranian cinema and has starred…

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Films

Tale of the Sea
2018

Tale of the Sea (Hekayat-e Darya)

Islamic Republic of Iran
2018

Tale of the Sea (Hekayat-e Darya)

Taher Mohebi is a well-known writer who, after witnessing a violent murder, breaks down and spends three years in a mental institution. After release he…

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Locksmith
2007

Locksmith (Ghofl-saz)

Islamic Republic of Iran
2007

Locksmith (Ghofl-saz)

13-year-old Mohammad goes to the police station to complain about his dad who frequently beats him and his little sister. He tells the police he…

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Avalanche
2015

Avalanche (Bahman)

Islamic Republic of Iran
2015

Avalanche (Bahman)

Special Mention, Best Performance by an Actress, 2015

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