An internationally celebrated actress of stage and screen, Negar Javaherian is one of the most renowned performers in contemporary Iranian cinema, and has starred in more than 25 feature films.

In 2009 she won Best Actress at the Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival for her lead role in Before the Burial. Her lead role in Gold and Copper (2009) saw her win three best actress awards, from the 28th Fajr Film Festival, the 14th Khaneh Cinema (House of Cinema) Ceremony and the 14th ceremony of Iranian National Society of Film Critics and Writers. In 2011 she won Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Here, Without Me from the 15th Khaneh Cinema Ceremony.

A member of the Asia Pacific Screen Academy, Javaherian received a 2013 APSA nomination Best Performance by an Actress for The Painting Pool. The film won the 2013 APSA UNESCO Award and Javaherian received a Best Actress nomination at the Fajr International Film Festival. She starred in the APSA 2014 Grand Jury Prize winning film, Rakhshan Banietemad’s Tales, and the 2014 APSA Best Screenplay Award winner, Melbourne, for which she won Best Actress at the Mar Del Plata Film Festival.

Her other films include By No Reason (2012), A Cube of Sugar (2011), Nothing (2010)Dowry’s Sugar Bowl (2015) and Berlinale Panorama FIPRESCI Prize winner A Minor Leap Down.

Films

Before the Burial
2008

Before the Burial (Tanha Do Bar Zendegui Mikonim)

Islamic Republic of Iran
2008

Before the Burial (Tanha Do Bar Zendegui Mikonim)

About twenty years ago, Siamak, a medical student, is expelled from university and sent to prison for his political activities. His life is thrown into…

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The Painting Pool
2013

The Painting Pool

Islamic Republic of Iran
2013

The Painting Pool

Maryam (Negar Javaherian) and Reza (Shahab Hosseini) try to do their best in life, but are met with several obstacles due to being mentally challenged.…

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Melbourne
2014

Melbourne

Islamic Republic of Iran
2014

Melbourne

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