Golshifteh Farahani’s remarkable Ibiza journey on L’OFFICIEL IBIZA
It’s had a huge impact. My father is a writer and theatre director. My mother is a painter and an actor. My siblings are musicians and painters. Our home was full of life and art. When I began to work in film, I was initially drawn to movies with an intellectual storyline. But it hasn’t been easy. In terms of a career, these were both obstacles that I had to overcome. When I first went to shoot a movie in the United States [alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Ridley Scott’s Body of Lies], I had to get an exemption from the Department of Cultural Affairs because my passport meant I couldn’t work there. When I returned to my country, my passport was confiscated, and I was interrogated for seven months. I had to leave, and it felt like death.