PELAN Presents
Screening Dates
  • July 26, 2023 7:00

In the hands of Khosrovani, irreconcilable differences, tensions, and unanswered questions are the ingredients for some revolutionary cinema.”

Lauren Wissot, Filmmaker Magazine

Firouzeh Khosrovani’s autobiographical documentary offers a glimpse into the life journey of an Iranian family amid significant changes, including immigration to Europe, Iran’s 1979 revolution, and the Iran-Iraq War. It follows Khosrovani, the film’s narrator and the family’s only child, as she observes her parents’ interactions and the impact of the revolution on their relationship. Her mother, a traditional woman, becomes a religious activist after the revolution, while her father, a radiologist educated in Switzerland, finds solace in his favourite chair and the music of Bach, longing for a different future. Through their evolving dynamics, the documentary portrays the profound consequences the revolution had on middle-class Iranians, and skillfully captures the fractures within families, a prevailing occurrence during that tumultuous period. —PELAN

In Farsi and French with English subtitles

Best Feature-Length Documentary, Best Creative Use of Archive
IDFA 2020

An elegantly composed mosaic of real events and artfully restaged memories … In our polarized times, Khosrovani’s finely crafted chronicle of enduring love strikes a gracious, moving, uplifting note.”

Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter
Co-presented with PELAN, a nonprofit and nonpartisan media organization screening independent documentaries by Iranian and non-Iranian directors about Iranian people.
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