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Radiography of a Family takes the viewer on a personal journey into the social genetics of modern Iranian society. As central metaphor and narrative frame for the story, we discover the lifeline and photo albums of an Iranian family, to relive and reconstruct the aftermath of the revolution, decoded and emphasized, to depict a deep and compelling story of the intriguing puzzle that constitutes modern Iranian identity.  

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2020
Production country:
Norway
Co production country:
Iran
Switzerland
Release date (international):
2020-11-23
Production company:
Antipode Films
Co production company:
Rainy Pictures
DV Films
Storyline Studios
Financing company:
Viken Filmsenter
Fritt Ord Foundation
Executive producer:
Janne Hjeltnes
Associated producer:
Joel Jent
Producer:
Fabien Greenberg
Bård Kjøge Rønning
Co producer:
Majid Barzegar
Sales agent:
Taskovski Films Ltd

Director

  • Firouzeh Khosrovani

    Born in Tehran, Firouzeh Khosrovani settled in Italy to pursue her artistic studies at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. After graduating in 2002 she returned to Iran and acquired her Master’s degree in Journalism.   She made her debut as a filmmaker in 2004 with Life Train, a documentary on the ‘play’ therapy provided for the traumatized children of Bam in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake. Since she has directed several documentaries and won several prizes at international film festivals such as the Oxfam Justice Award at IDFA her previous film Fest of Duty (2014).  

     

    Firouzeh Khosrovani

Awards

2020:
IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
Best Feature-Length Documentary
Beeld en Geluid IDFA ReFrame Award for Best Creative Use of Archive
2020:
Films from the South Festival
Audience Award
2021:
Austin Asian American Film Festival
Winner Documentary Feature
2021:
MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival
Onion Main Award
2021:
IndieLisboa International Film Festival
Amnesty International Award

Festivals

2020:
IDFA - International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
2020:
Films from the South Festival
2021:
FIPADOC - International Documentary Film Festival
2021:
Göteborg International Film Festival
2021:
DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival
2021:
DocPoint Tallinn Documentary Film Festival
2021:
Human International Documentary Film Festival
2021:
Dublin International Film Festival
2021:
Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival
2021:
Sofia International Film Festival
2021:
Hong Kong International Film Festival
2021:
San Francisco International Film Festival
2021:
Las Palmas International Film Festival
2021:
Visions du Réel
2021:
MOOOV Filmfestival
2021:
New Directors/New Films
2021:
Jeonju International Film Festival
2021:
Millenium International Documentary Film Festival
2021:
DocLands Documentary Film Festival
2021:
DocsBarcelona International Documentary Film Festival
2021:
Krakow Film Festival
2021:
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
2021:
Beat Film Festival
2021:
Biografilm Festival
2021:
Austin Asian American Film Festival
2021:
AFI DOCS
2021:
Melbourne International Film Festival
2021:
Edinburgh International Film Festival
2021:
MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival
2021:
IndieLisboa International Film Festival
2021:
Astra Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Firouzeh Khosrovani
Screenplay:
Firouzeh Khosrovani
Narrator:
Firouzeh Khosrovani
Cinematographer:
Mohammad Reza Jahanpanah
Editor:
Rainer Trinkel
Farahnaz Sharifi
ProductionDesigner:
Morteza Ahmadvand
Sound Design:
Hugo Ekornes
Sound Recording:
Ensieh Maleki
Voices:
Babak Karimi
Soheila Golestani

Technical information

Format:
DCP 2k
Colour:
Black and White
Sound format:
Stereo 5.1
Length in mins:
85'
Language:
Farsi
French
Subtitles:
English

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