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 Actress, 2015

Fatemeh Motamed-Arya

Best 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…

More Details

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…

More Details
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…

More Details
Avalanche
2015

Avalanche (Bahman)

Islamic Republic of Iran
2015

Avalanche (Bahman)

Special Mention, Best Performance by an Actress, 2015

More Details

The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.