Baran Kosari is one of the best known of Irans younger actresses. She has worked with some of Irans most prestigious directors including Rakshan Bani-Etemad - Irans leading female director and Asghar Farhadi. Kosari, who was active in the Green Movement in Iran, has a long track record for choosing strong roles in film dealing with major social issues, including, but not only, womens issues, and films with heavy political content including: Nargess (1991), The Blue-Veiled (1994) and The May Lady (1997). Baran has recently arrived in Adelaide to participate in the opening night of the Fourth Iranian Film Festival Australia. The acclaimed festival opened its Adelaide leg on October 31 and will screen the best of the Iranian films till November 2 at The Mercury Cinema.
In an interview with SBS Persian, Baran Kosari speaks about Iranian cinema's situation in home and abroad.