RADIOGRAPH OF A FAMILY
I am the product of Iran’s struggle between secularism and the Islamic ideology. My parents’ love story takes us from the Shah era to the Islamic Revolution and the hardships during the Iran-Iraq War, up to the present day – all in our home in Tehran. In my childhood, I was constantly forced to choose between my parents; each day, I endured imposition from one side and acceptance from the other.
Born in Tehran, Firouzeh Khosrovani settled in Italy to pursue her artistic studies at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. After graduating in 2002 she returned to Iran and acquired her Master’s degree in Journalism. She now lives between Tehran and Rome.
Her debut film, Life Train (2004), is a documentary on the ‘play’ therapy provided for the traumatized children of the earthquake in Bam.
In 2007, she directed Rough Cut, a film about mutilated plastic mannequins in the shop windows of Tehran, which won thirteen international film festival awards.
Her last work, Fest of Duty, follows two adolescent girls as they transition into adulthood, eight years after their official Fest of Duty. The film won the OXFAM award at IDFA in 2014.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Best Feature-Length Documentary, Best Creative Use of Archive, IDFA 2020
Movies That Matter, Special Mention, ZagrebDox 2021
Best Film, MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival 2021
Radiograph of a Family (doc.)
Director: Firouzeh Khosrovani
Country: Norway, Iran, Switzerland
Language: Farsi, French
Cast: Soheila Golestani, Christophe Rezai, Farahnaz Sharifi
Production: Antipode Films, RainyPictures, Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG