Feature film – 90 minutes – 2012
Iran, France, Switzerland
Yek khanévadéh-e mohtaram
Arash is an iranian academic who lives in the west. He return to Iran to teach in Shiraz, a city far from Tehran where his mother lives. Drawn into a series of domestic and financial dramas, he faces a country that is now alien to him. Following the death of his father and the discovery of what his “respectable family” has become, he is forced to make choices.
Firoozei Films (Iran)
JBA Production (France)
Festivals and Awards (selection)
44. Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, Cannes, 2012
56. BFI London Film Festival, London, 2012
30. Torino Film Festival, Torino, 2012
31. Vancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver, 2012
41. Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Montréal, 2012
New Horizons Festival, Abu Dhabi, 2012
– Black Pearl Award –
Arash is an Iranian scholar in Europe who is visiting his mom in Shiraz, Iran. He is also lecturing a course in sociology at the same time. His parents are divorced long time ago and he hasn’t visited his father who is living in Tehran for a very long time, until suddenly his nephew visits him and informing his father’s hospitalization in Tehran and persuade him to visit his father. At the same time due to some unexpected problems he cannot get his passport to leave the country on time. While Arash is going to Tehran is reviewing his memories of bad treatment with his father,and the way his mother and brother also treated in the worse situation. He also remembers the memories of his brother who fled from home due his father’s misbehavior. Later on his brother joined to the Iranian volunteer forces in Iran-Iraq war and soon after got killed in the war.
His father dies shortly after Arash’s visit in Tehran. After death of his father, Arash faces with newer problems about the family heritages.
Babak Hamidian, Mehrdad Sedighia, Mehran Ahmadi, Ahu Kheradmand, Parivash Nazarieh
Direction: Massoud Bakhshi
Script: Massoud Bakhshi
Production: Mohammad Afarideh (Firoozei Films), Jacques Bidou & Marianne Dumoulin (JBA Production), Nicolas Wadimoff (Akka Films)
Cinematography: Madhi Jafari
Editing: Jacques Comets
Location Sound Mix: Bahman Heidari, Thomas Robert, Jean-Guy Véran
Sound Editing: Thomas Robert
Sound Mix: Jean-Guy Véran
Art Direction: Mahmoud Bakhshi
Costumes: Fahimeh Fakhari Mobarakeh
Dossier de Presse
WORLD CINEMA AMSTERDAM FESTIVAL, KARLOVY VARY IFF, AMSTERDAM, TALLIN, MELBOURNE IFF, MUNBAI IFF, WARSAW IFF, GAND IFF, SEATTLE, SAO PAULO IFF, VANCOUVER IFF, CRIME & PUNISHMENT ISTANBUL, LAMA, GARDANNE, SAINT PAUL TROIS CHATEAUX, PIERRELATTE, CINEALMA (FRANCE), BFI LONDON, BRISBANE IFF, BLACK NIGHTS FF, TORINO FF, GUADALAJARA, HAMBURG, WASHINGTON IFF, SEATTLE IFF, FUNF SEEN FF (GERMANY), SCARBOROUGH FF (UK), MALATYA IFF (TURKEY).