Fine Cut

The Ambassador's Wife

About the Film

"The Ambassador's Wife" takes place In 1946, as a young bride relocates with her ambassador husband to South America. Disconnected from her homeland, she finds that liberation from her homeland's mores comes at a price.

About the Filmmaker

Portrait of Sarah Akhteh.

Sara Akhteh was born in Tehran where her father was an anchorman and Head of the New Sector for Iranian Television; her mother worked in the same field as a Segment Writer and Editor. Sara recently received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in Production.

Sara Akhteh has received numerous awards as recognition for her films, including the Panavision New Filmmaker Award and the Fotokem Grant. Most recently her Thesis Film, "The Ambassador's Wife", received honors from the ASC in recognition of Best Student Cinematography.

Sara has numerous credits in Sound Work, including Foley Recordist and Editor for Jeremy Kagan's "Golda's Balcony", Starring Valerie Harper.