Nomination Details

Ceremony Year 2011

Nomination Detail

Rana and Adineh, two women of opposite background and social class are accidentally brought together to share a journey.

Rana, inexperienced, religious and bound by traditions, is forced to drive a cab in order to survive financially. Adineh, wealthy yet rebellious, has escaped from her home. In the middle of the way, Rana realizes that her passenger is a transsexual who is planning on having an operation. For Rana, comprehending and accepting such reality is close to impossible…


Shayesteh Irani was born in Tehran in 1979. She graduated from Azad University of Tehran majoring in Acting.

Shayesteh started her career in 1998 by acting on the stage before working in Cinema. Her first major film role was in Jafar Panahi’s Offside. For that film she (among the other actresses of the film),won the award of the best female actress at Gijon Film Festival, Spain in 2006.

Facing Mirrors by Negar Azarbayjani is her third feature film. For this film she has been nominated for the best actress award by Fajr Film festival (Tehran), The Iranian Cinematic critics (Tehran) and now the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.


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.

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