Iranian Zar Amir Ebrahimi has won the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for "Holy Spider".

Iranian Zar Amir Ebrahimi, who lives in exile wept with joy after win.

In the movie, she plays a journalist trying to solve a serial murder in Mashhad.

Iranian said, she have come a long way to be on this stage tonight, It was not an easy story.

She said Cinema saved her from humiliation, solitude and  darkness.

She further added she is standing in front of audiance on a night of joy.

"Holy Spider", directed by Danish-Iranian Ali Abbasi, is inspired by the true story.

A story of a working-class man who killed prostitutes in the early 2000s and called spider killer.

In "Holy Spider", Ebrahimi's character has also suffered lustful rumours and male spoliation.

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