Golshifteh Farahani met with the Prime Minister of Germany during the Berlinale
The German Ministry of Culture announced the meeting of the jury of the Berlin Film Festival, including Golshifteh Farahani, with the Chancellor of Germany, Olaf Schultz. Farahani starred in the drama About Elly, which won Best Picture at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival and a Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. Due to her appearance in the Hollywood movie Body of Lies, seen by authorities as a collaboration with American propaganda and a violation of Islamic law due to Farahani’s appearance without hijab, she has not been allowed to return and work since 2009, and has since resided in France. Farahani starred in The Patience Stone (2012), directed by Atiq Rahimi from his novel; it was favorably received by most reviewers. She also starred in a 2012 César Award video in the Most Promising Actors category.