Zahra Amir Ebrahimi is recognized as the best actress at the 75th Cannes Film Festival
The buyer and her team met with the filmmakers, sellers and “obsessively chased it until we closed.” “That’s my MO. I don’t really wait until the reviews come out before chasing,” she told us. The film, which features graphic violence, drew visceral reactions from critics. “I understand that,” she says. “I don’t mind polarizing reactions — that’s the purpose of filmmaking. I appreciate films that are divisive and create a cultural conversation. ”The film is expected to be Utopia’s widest release to date, despite an anticipated R-rating. “We want to bring it to the widest audience possible and assure it is the film that everyone is talking about this year, and for years to come,” she says.