On a historic night for Iranian filmmakers, Zar Amir Ebrahimi won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival. Ms. Amir Ebrahimi received the award for her role in the film “Holy Spider” by Ali Abbasi.
When he received the award in Persian, he said that he hated the people of Iran and the people of Abadan.
Zar Amir Ebrahimi Award at the Cannes Film Festival is the most important award that Iranian actresses have ever received.
The film “Holy Spider” is a story about the serial murders of Saeed Hanaei, who killed 16 sex workers in Mashhad in the late 1970s in an attempt to purge society.
#Iran #Cannes2022 : Zahra Amir Ebrahimi wins for best actress -“..although I am v happy at moment, part of my being is sad for Iranian people who are facing many problems every day. My heart is with people of #Abadan..” #زهرا_امیرابراهیمی
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The story is told from the point of view of a journalist who goes to Mashhad to follow up on the murders and, with her colleague who is an active journalist in the local Khorasan newspaper, tries to make up for the lack of police and judicial authorities to arrest the killer as soon as possible. In this way, he himself is confronted with a multitude of corruptions, hypocrisies, dramas, and demonstrative immoralities, and he goes through horrible experiences.
Zar Amir Ebrahimi, in the best role-playing of her entire acting career so far, presents a symbolic image of this woman journalist committed to the human values of the modern world, who, under the sexist pressures of a sick society, strives to achieve equal rights and unique values. To play related to Iran.
The closing ceremony of the 75th Cannes Film Festival was held on Saturday night, and one of the judges of the festival was Asghar Farhadi, the renowned director of Iranian cinema.
In this ceremony, the golden camera of the first best film went to the American film “Warponi” made by Riley Keo and Gina Gamel.
Swedish-born Egyptian filmmaker Tariq Saleh won the Best Screenplay Award for “Boy from Heaven,” which tells the story of a power struggle between the Egyptian government and Al-Azhar University.
Sung Kang Ho, the actor in the Japanese film “Agent” by Hirokazu Korehda, also won the Best Actor award.
The Jury Prize also went to two films by Jerry Skolmowski and “Eight Mountains” by Charlotte Vandermash and Felix Wengroingen.
The 75th Grand Prix went to Belgian filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Darden for their film “Lokita and Tori”. The Best Director Award went to Park Chanovuk, a well-known Korean director for “Decide to Go.”
The grand prize was also given jointly. Well-known French filmmaker Claire Denny won the award for “Noon Stars” and Belgian filmmaker Lucas Dont won the award for “Near.”
Finally, the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival went to Ruben Stellund’s “Triangle of Sorrow.”