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Film Available to Stream
Fri, Apr 9 at 12:01 am – Sun, Apr 18 at 11:59 pm PST
Iranian filmmaker Firouzeh Khosrovani investigates her parents’ unusual marriage in this documentary steeped in bittersweet history. Hossein, a radiologist, is secular and sophisticated, while his young bride Tayi is a devout Muslim, shocked by her new husband’s Western tastes. Khosrovani creates a poetic portrait of a fraught but loving relationship set against 1960s Switzerland and revolutionary-era Iran using family photos, other archival materials, recreated and imagined dialogue, and the geographical dimensions of her childhood home.
Firouzeh Khosrovani’s previous documentaries include Rough Cut (2008), and L’archivio a oriente (2012), Profession: Documentarist (2014), and Fest of Duty (2014). Casting her gaze at her own parents for Radiograph of a Family she describes as “a project of a lifetime.” The film won Best Feature-Length Documentary and Best Creative Use of Archive at IDFA.
Language Farsi, French
Premiere North American
Country Iran/Switzerland, Norway
Director Firouzeh Khosrovani
Producer Fabien Greenberg Bård Kjøge Rønning
Executive Producer Fabien Greenberg, Bård Kjøge Rønning
Editor Farahnaz Sharifi, Rainer Maria Trinkler, Jila Apachi
Cinematographer Mohammad Reza Jahanpanah
Music Peyman Yazdanian