Yek khanévadéh-e Mohtaram
A Respectable Family

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.
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Massoud Bakhshi
Medhi Jafari
Bahman Heidari, Thomas Robert, Jean-Guy Veran
Mahmoud Bakhshi
Jacques Comets
Babak Hamidian, Mehrdad Sedighian, Mehran Ahmadi, Ahoo Kheradmand, Parivash Nazarieh, Yek khanévadéh-e Mohtaram (Clip 1)
Professionnal information
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.

First film / World premiere
Feature film / Iran / 1h30 / couleur / color / Directors' Fortnight 2012
Film gallery
Press review

Le vrai visage de l'Iran /
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 / 

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