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).

Films

About Elly
2009

About Elly (Darbareye Elly)

Islamic Republic of Iran
2009

About Elly (Darbareye Elly)

With the return of their friend Ahmad from Germany, a group of old college friends decide to reunite for a weekend outing by the Caspian…

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My Sweet Pepper Land
2013

My Sweet Pepper Land

Iraqi Kurdistan, France, Germany
2013

My Sweet Pepper Land

In a remote village in Iraqi Kurdistan lives the Kurdish patriot Baran who since recently serves as a policeman. He cannot help but provoke the…

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