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20TH edition NOVEMBER 24 TO DECEMBER 2, 2023

Actor, director, producer

Zar Amir

Iran, France

Her international career was propelled by her role in Ali Abbasi’s Holy Spider (2022), for which she received the Best Actress Award at the Festival de Cannes, the Best Actress Award at the Seville European Film Festival, and the Robert Award from the Danish Film Academy. As a director, Amir has made short films and documentaries in Iran and Europe. In 2023, she co-directed her first feature-length narrative film, Tatami, in collaboration with Guy Nattiv. A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, she also founded the Paris-based company Alambic Production. Thanks to her investment in bringing about change for women in Iran, in 2022 Amir was included in the BBC’s 100 Women list, an honorary recognition of influential women from around the world.

My Worst Enemy / Mon pire ennemi (2023, Mehran Tamadon)

* Tatami (2023, Zar Amir & Guy Nattiv)

Shayda (2023, Noora Niasari)

Holy Spider / Les Nuits de Mashhad (2022, Ali Abbasi) – Best Performance by an Actress / Prix de l’interprétation féminine – Festival de Cannes

White Paradise / Les Survivants (2022, Guillaume Renusson)

Morgen sind wir frei / Demain Nous serons libres (2019, Hossein Pourseifi)

Marée (2019, Manon Coubia)

Adopt a Daddy / Damien veut changer le monde (2019, Xavier de Choudens)

Shirin (2008, Abbas Kiarostami)


* also director