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Project Description

A Respectable Family

Sydney Premiere | 2013

Director's Biography
Director's Biography
Massoud, who was born in 1972 in Tehran, holds a special place in Iranian cinema, which is abounding with creativity. His talent becomes obvious in his documentaries, going from serious drama (IDENTIFICATION OF A WOMAN) to the most biting and caustic humour (TEHRAN HAS NO MORE POMEGRANATES!) and in his first fiction short film (BAG DAD BARBER). A RESPECTABLE FAMILY is his first feature film.

Synopsis

Arash is an Iranian academic who lives in the West. He returns 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.

Festivals

  • Cannes Film Festival 2012
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
  • 
Melbourne International Film Festival
  • World Cinema Amsterdam
  • Warsaw International Film Festival
  • Mumbai International Film Festival
  • Sao Paulo International Film Festival
  • Brisbane International Film Festival
  • Abu Dhabi Film Festival

Production Team

Director
Massoud Bakhshi
Country
Iran, France
Runtime 
90 min
Language
Persian with English Subtitles
Premiere Status 
Classification 
18+
Year
2012
Screenwriter 
Producer
Mohammad Afarideh, Jacques Bidou, Marianne Dumoulin
Cinematographer 
Editor
Cast
Babak Hamidian, Mehrdad Sedighian, Ahoo Kheradmand

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