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A Respectable Family

A Respectable Family

Massoud Bakhshi

Iran, France | 2012 | Genre: Drama | first feature film | running time: 90’

"It‘s Bakhshi‘s screenplay and it‘s deft execution which are the stars of A Respectable Family".  
Fionnuala Halligan - Screen Daily

festivals & awards

Director's Fortnight, Cannes International Film Festival 2012

synopsis

Arash is an Iranian academic who lives in the West. He returns to Iran to teach in Chiraz, a city far from Tehran where his mother lives. Drawn into a series of domestic and financial dramas, he is reminded of the hardships of his childhood at the start of the Iran-Iraq War in 1981. Following the death of his father and the discovery of what his "respectable family" has become, he is obliged to make choices.

info

A Respectable Family
original title

Yek khanévadéh-e Mohtaram

genre

Drama

country

Iran, France

running time

90’

produced by

Firoozei Films - Iran
JBA Production - France

directed by

Massoud Bakhshi

sales

Pyramide International

Iran today. The destiny of a man, Arash, in the whirlwind of intrigues and family vengeance. A modern "Cain and Abel".
TFL Programmes

FrameWork 2010
Script&Pitch 2009

TFL Awards

Audience Award
€ 30.000

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Massoud Bakhshi

Scriptwriter, Film Director

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Jacques Bidou

Production

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Marianne Dumoulin

Production

mariannedumoulin@jbaproduction.com