Radiograph of a Family

Radiograph of a Family

23rd TDF: Greek Premiere

“Mother married a photo of Father,” says the director in the opening of this ingeniously narrated and deeply personal documentary – and she’s speaking rather literally. 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. With this 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.

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No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Firouzeh Khosrovani
Script: Firouzeh Khosrovani
Cinematography: Mohammad Reza Jahanpanah
Editing: Farahnaz Sharifi, Rainer Maria Trinkler
Sound: Ensieh Maliki, Hugo Ekornes
Music: Peyman Yazdanian
Production: Antipode Films
Producers: Fabien Greenberg, Bård Kjøge Rønning
Co-production: Rainy Pictures, Dschoint Ventschr, Storyline
Co-producers: Majid Barzegar, Firouzeh Khosrovani, Joël Jent & Janne Hjeltnes
Format: Digital File
Color: Color
Production Country: Norway, Iran, Switzerland
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 80'
Contact: Taskovski Films
Awards/Distinctions: Best Feature-Length Documentary, Best Creative Use of Archive – IDFA 2020

Firouzeh Khosrovani


2004 Life Train
2007 Rough Cut
2010 1001 Irans
2012 Iran, Unveiled and Veiled Again
2014 Fest of Duty
2020 Radiograph of a Family