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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Yek khanévadéh-e Mohtaram

Fortnight 2012, Feature film, 1h30

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.

Director

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.

Ahoo Kheradmand
Babak Hamidian
Mehran Ahmadi
Mehrdad Sedighian
Parivash Nazarieh
Yek khanévadéh-e Mohtaram (Clip 1)

Screenplay
Massoud Bakhshi

Image
Medhi Jafari

Sound
Bahman Heidari, Thomas Robert, Jean-Guy Veran

Editing
Jacques Comets

Set decoration
Mahmoud Bakhshi

Production :
JBA Production
52, rue Charlot
75003 Paris – France
Tél : +33 1 48 04 84 60
jbaprod@jbaproduction.com
www.jbaproduction.com

Firoozei Films (Iran)

Ventes / Foreign sales :
Pyramide International
5 rue du Chevalier de Saint-George
75008 Paris – France
Tél: +33 1 42 96 02 20
lgarzon@pyramidefilms.com

Distribution :
Pyramide Distribution
5 rue du Chevalier de Saint-George
75008 Paris – France
Tél: +33 1 42 96 02 20
elagesse@pyramidefilms.com
rarnold@pyramidefilms.com

Presse / publicist :
Laurence Granec
Cell : +33 6 07 49 16 49
Karine Ménard
Cell : +33 6 85 56 22 99
Tél : +33 1 47 20 36 66
laurence.karine@granecmenard.com

International press:
Stephen Lan
Lan.stephen@sympatico.ca

Title in Original Version : A Respectable Family

Press release

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