Born in Iran, Golshifteh Farahani was just 14 when she appeared in her first role in Dariush Mehrjui’s The Pear Tree, for which she won the Best Actress award at the Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran. Since then, she has become one of the most renowned Iranian actresses, appearing in 20 films including Half Moon, M for Mother and Shirin. Her international breakthrough came in 2008 when she starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Ridley Scott’s Body of LiesAbout Elly (2009) was the last film she completed in Iran, having since appeared in There be Dragons (2010), Chicken with Plums (2011), The Patience Stone (2012), and Just Like a Woman (2012).

Accolades

Golshifteh Farahani
Best Actress, 2009

Golshifteh Farahani

Best Actress, 2009

Golshifteh Farahani

About Elly (Darbareye Elly)

Golshifteh Farahani was born in Iran and was fourteen-years-old when she appeared in her first role in Dariush Mehrjui’s The Pear Tree, for which she won…

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Golshifteh Farahani
Best Actress, 2013

Golshifteh Farahani

Best Actress, 2013

Golshifteh Farahani

My Sweet Pepper Land

Golshifteh Farahani was born in Iran and was fourteen-years-old when she appeared in her first role in Dariush Mehrjui’s The Pear Tree, for which she won…

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Films

About Elly
2009

About Elly (Darbareye Elly)

Islamic Republic of Iran
2009

About Elly (Darbareye Elly)

Winner, Jury Grand Prize, 2009 Winner, Best Screenplay, 2009 With the return of their friend Ahmad from Germany, a group of old college friends decide…

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My Sweet Pepper Land
2013

My Sweet Pepper Land

Iraqi Kurdistan, France, Germany
2013

My Sweet Pepper Land

Special Mention, Achievement in Directing, 2013 In a remote village in Iraqi Kurdistan lives the Kurdish patriot Baran who since recently serves as a policeman.…

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