Yek khanévadéh-e Mohtaram

Massoud Bakhshi


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.

Quinzaine des Réalisateurs 2012

First movie
Full-length film, 1h30



Massoud Bakhshi

Born in Teheran, Massoud Bakhshi worked in Iran as a film critic, screenwriter and producer from 1990 to 1998. He then made 10 documentaries and a short film which won national and international prizes, including 3 Best Director prizes, 2 Best Film prizes for Teheran Has No More Pomegranates. His short film Bag Dad Bar Ber selected at Locarno won the Best Fiction prize at Tampere. A respectable family, shot in Iran, is his first feature film.

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Medhi Jafari


Bahman Heidari, Thomas Robert, Jean-Guy Veran

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Mahmoud Bakhshi


Jacques Comets

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