According to a Facebook post by Fariborz Yousefi, Iranian culture and art supporter in Los Angeles, the legendary Iranian actress Vida Ghahramani has been spending some time during the past few months in hospital, in Los Angeles, where she lives. At Cinema Without Borders we wish her a quick recovery and hope to see her back on stage or on the silver screen.
Vida Gharemani qualified and still qualifies for years as the most preeminent actress in late 20th and early 21st century Iran. She entered Persian film during adolescence, debuting in 1958 with a role in the
Farsi-language picture Storm in Our Town, and went on to work in a diverse array of genres. Gharemani achieved international crossover success as a middle-aged performer with a supporting role in director Wayne Wang’s gentle, thoughtful slice of life drama A Thousand Years of Good Prayers.
At Cinema Without Borders we had the honor of of interviewing Miss Vida Gharemani on 2008 for her amazing performance in A Thousand Years of Good Prayers.