RADIOGRAPH OF A FAMILY Feature Films In Person at AFI Silver


Following the screening, watch a special conversation with director Firouzeh Khosrovani moderated by AFI Festivals Senior Programmer Ken Jacobson.

In this poetic and personal exploration, Iranian filmmaker Firouzeh Khosrovani uses photographs, letters, re-creations and archival footage to examine her parent’s marriage, which reflects the divide between traditionalism and modernization in the aftermath of the Iranian Revolution. Charting the course of the relationship from when her mother quite literally married a photograph of her father through correspondence passionately debating a series of disagreements on religion and secularism and arts and culture, it becomes clear that their ever-changing dynamic is inextricably entwined with larger political circumstances. With each representing opposite perspectives, curious disjunctions emerge in the in-between, upending the notion of devout religious practice as entirely oppressive in the context of a woman forming her identity independent of her husband. Amid the extremes, another unique, complex and insightful perspective emerges: daughter/filmmaker Khosrovani. –Malin Kan

Continue the conversation on DOCS Connect with filmmakers and audience members, here.

Born in Tehran, Firouzeh Khosrovani settled in Italy to pursue her artistic studies at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. After graduating, she returned to Iran and acquired her master’s degree in Journalism. Since then, she has contributed to and collaborated with numerous Italian newspapers and magazines.

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Countries: Iran, Switzerland, Norway

Year: 2020

Director: Firouzeh Khosrovani

Screenwriter: Firouzeh Khosrovani

Producers: Bård Kjøge Rønning, Fabien Greenberg

Executive Producers: Bård Kjøge Rønning, Fabien Greenberg

Director of Photography: Mohammad Reza Jahanpanah

Editors: Farahnaz Sharifi, Rainer Maria Trinkler, Jila Apachi

Production Designer: Iraj Raminfar

Music: Peyman Yazdanian

Running Time (minutes): 80

Languges: French, Farsi, Subtitled