Spotlight on: Negar Javaherian

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Internationally celebrated Iranian actress and APSA International Jury Member Negar Javaherian will attend the BAPFF screening of her latest film, A Minor Leap Down, including a Q & A afterwards.

You may have seen her on one of the 9Th Asia Pacific Screen Awards banners around Brisbane.  An internationally celebrated actress of stage and screen, Javaherian is one of the most renowned performers in contemporary Iranian cinema, and has starred in more than 25 feature films.

In 2009 she won Best Actress at the Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival for her lead role in Before the Burial. Her lead role in Gold and Copper (2009) saw her win three best actress awards, from the 28th Fajr Film Festival, the 14th Khaneh Cinema (House of Cinema) Ceremony and the 14th ceremony of Iranian National Society of Film Critics and Writers. In 2011 she won Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Here, Without Me from the 15th Khaneh Cinema Ceremony.

A member of the Asia Pacific Screen Academy, Javaherian received a 2013 APSA nomination for Best Performance by an Actress for The Painting Pool. The film won the 2013 APSA UNESCO Award and Javaherian received a Best Actress nomination at the Fajr International Film Festival. She starred in Rakhshan Banietemad’s APSA 2014 Grand Jury Prize-winning film, Tales, and the 2014 APSA Best Screenplay Award winner, Melbourne, for which she won Best Actress at the Mar Del Plata Film Festival.

Her other films include By No Reason, A Cube of SugarNothing and Dowry’s Sugar Bowl. A Minor Leap Down won the FIPRESCI Prize for best film in Panorama at this year’s Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival).

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