Just two weeks shy of her 25th birthday, Golshifteh Farahani, daughter of actor/director Behzad Farahani, has already created a lot of international buzz as one of Iran’s most highly respected entertainers. Her ability to take on controversial roles and execute spellbinding performances has earned this award-winning actress a top spot on audience’s favourite list.
You can catch Golshifteh Farahani alongside Bahram Radan in Dariush Mehrjui’s 2007 hit, Ali Santoori. Farahani plays the wife of a musicican turned drug-addict. Her gripping performance has been praised by critics from around the world. The film, which was shot in Iran, later became banned in the country due to its focus on Iranian socio-political issues.
At the Tirgan festival, Golshifteh Farahani will help present the screening of Dariush Mehrjui’s film Derakht Golabi.