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Radiograph of a Family (2020)

"Mother married a photo of Father," says director Firouzeh Khosrovani in the opening of this deeply personal documentary. She's not speaking metaphorically though. Her mother Tayi literally... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Soheila Golestani Soheila Golestani ... Mother
Christophe Rezai ... Father
Farahnaz Sharifi Farahnaz Sharifi ... Narrator
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"Mother married a photo of Father," says director Firouzeh Khosrovani in the opening of this deeply personal documentary. She's not speaking metaphorically though. Her mother Tayi literally married a portrait of Hossein in Teheran -he was in Switzerland studying radiology and was unable to travel back to his homeland for the wedding. The event illustrates the abyss that still exists in their marriage: Hossein is a secular progressive and Tayi a devout, traditional Muslim. But this family history is also a sort of x-ray, laying bare the conflicts of Iranian society in the run-up to, and aftermath of the Iranian Revolution in 1979. Besides Khosrovani's commentary, we hear letters being read aloud and recollections of conversations between her parents. At the same time, we see photographs and videos from the family archive. These fragments of intimacy are interspersed with stylized shots of the filmmaker's parental home, its decor and furnishings subtly reflecting each new phase in her ...

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Images of the Iranian filmmaker's parental home recur throughout this examination of her parents' marriage. The insurmountable contradictions in their relationship reflect the struggle between modernity and religion in Iranian society.

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Director Firouzeh Khosrovani won the Oxfam award for her film "Fest of Duty" at IDFA 2014. See more »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Norway | Iran | Switzerland

Language:

French | Persian

Release Date:

1 May 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Radiographie d'une famille See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran See more »

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Runtime:

| (original)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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