Exiled to France since 2008, the Iranian actress received the award for female interpretation in Cannes. A consecration for this rebellious artist, who dreams of making a film about her extraordinary destiny.
She shocked the Cannes Film Festival jury for her role in The nights of Mashhad *, by Dane of Iranian origin Ali Abbasi. At 41, Tsar Amir Ebrahimi plays a journalist investigating the murder of sixteen prostitutes in the holy city of Mashhad. Little known in France, where she lives in exile, the Iranian actress is a legend of her in her own country. Her Instagram page has nearly 500,000 subscribers. When she travels to Istanbul, Turkey, Iranian tourists who recognize her on the street bow at her feet. And for good reason: she was the rising star of Iranian cinema, before a sextape scandal prompted her to flee Tehran to avoid jail. Her compatriots, passionate about myths and poetry, compare her to the Phoenix rising from her ashes. Burned alive, able to get up. And to reveal you.