After studying at the Azad university of the arts in Tehran and at the École des arts décoratifs in Paris, Mitra Farahini made her first documentary about a trans-sexual prostitute in Tehran (Juste une femme, 2001). This was followed by the feature film Tabous. Zohre et Manouchehr (2004), a documentary about love and sexuality in Iranian society, as well as two films about major figures of Iranian modernity: Behdjat Sadr : le temps suspendu (2006) and Fifi hurle de joie. Le Chef-d’œuvre inconnu de Bahman Mohassess (2012). She is also developing her painting activity.