Golshifteh Farahani’s remarkable Ibiza journey on L’OFFICIEL IBIZA
I came here for the first time in 2003 and again in 2011. I came because I was desperate. It was a few years after I had been exiled from Iran and I was in a very bad place in life, very sad and lost. I was in London for work and suddenly there was a voice in me that said, ‘Go to Ibiza.’ I don’t even know why. I didn’t know anybody. I didn’t know anything. I just bought a ticket. That was when the doors opened. It was like a miracle. I felt that Ibiza was a person who took me in. I took refuge here. For me, Ibiza is not really an island, it’s more like a person. It has a personality. It has wishes. It has a will. Ibiza can be sometimes kind and sometimes brutal, and it gives you what you need, not what you want. For people who are ready to be challenged in life, it’s the best diamond shaper. If you are a pebble or a precious stone, Ibiza can shape you in a good way. It can also break you.