International Competition

Radiograph of a Family

Firouzeh Khosrovani
Screening time  
19.06. / Saturday, 20:00 - 22:00 Ticket

Filmmaker Firouzeh Khosrovani investigates her parents’ unusual marriage in this documentary steeped in bittersweet history. Hossein, a radiologist, is secular and sophisticated, while his young bride Tayi is a devout Muslim, shocked by her new husband’s Western tastes. Khosrovani creates a poetic portrait of a fraught but loving relationship set against 1960s Switzerland and revolutionary-era Iran using family photos, other archival materials, recreated and imagined dialogue, and the geographical dimensions of her childhood home.


Firouzeh Khosrovani

Firouzeh Khosrovani, born in Tehran, finished her artistic studies at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, Italy. After graduating in 2002 she returned to Iran and acquired her Master’s degree in Journalism. Since then, she has contributed to, and collaborated with numerous Italian newspapers and magazines. Her previous documentaries include Rough Cut (2008), L’archivio a oriente (2012), Profession: Documentarist (2014), Fest of Duty (2014), Radiograph of a Family (2020). Her latest film is 1001 Irans.

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Radiograph of a Family

2020, 80'

Directed by:
Firouzeh Khosrovani

Mohammad Reza Jahanpanah

Edited by:
Farahnaz Sharifi, Jila Ipakchi, Rainer M. Trinkler

Fabien Olivier Greenberg, Bård Kjøge Rønning

Produced by:
Antipode Films

Festivals & Awards:

IDFA 2020 – Best Feature-Length Documentary, Beeld en Geluid IDFA ReFrame Award for Best Creative Use of Archive
Films From The South Norway 2021 – Audience Award
Human Rights / Human Wrongs Film Festival 2021
FIPADOC Biarritz 2021
Göteborg Film Festival 2021
DocPoint Helsinki 2021


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