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.
Le vrai visage de l'Iran / evene.fr
une intelligence remarquable / Le Monde
Capturing the Tehran and Shiraz locations with realistic verve : The Hollywood Reporter
A daringly caustic drama / Variety
An acerbic commentary on today’s Tehran / Screen Daily
At Cannes, "Respectable Family" Indicts Iranian Society, Corruption / indiewire.com