The 93 year old former actress “Fakhri Khorvash” living in the U.S.
In 1971, her film Mr. Naive won a Jury award at the Moscow International Film Festival, and was a hit. She won a best actress award at the Sepas festival that year. The Ministry of Cultural Affairs had imposed strict guidelines in the depiction of nudity and relations. A genre of popular film called filmfarsi constantly pushed against the boundaries. Inspired by, and competing in the popular space with, overt European cinema, filmfarsi attempted to sell the erotic to the masses.