Silent House Receives FIPADOC Best Documentary Film Award

The feature documentary film "Silent House", co-directed by Farnaz Jurabchian and Mohammadreza Jurabchian, has received the Mitrani Award from France's FIPADOC festival.

Iran (IMNA) - The documentary film Silent House co-directed by Farnaz Jurabchian and Mohammadreza Jurabchian, with Hayedeh Safiyari as its editor, is a joint production of Elaheh Nobakht, Stephanie Lebrun, Jewel Maranan, and the National Film Board of Canada, therefore a joint production of Iran, Canada, France, the Philippines, and Qatar.

"Silent House" has had its second international screening in the main competition category of FIPADOC, earning the Mitrani Award. The Mitrani jury of FIPADOC included the following figures all of whom are French: Félicie Roblin - producer, Gilles Amado - producer and director, Pierre Carles - director, Valerie Mathieu - programmer in the history and culture department at France Télévisions. Eli Image company run by Elaheh Nobakht is in charge of the global distribution of this documentary film. "Silent House" had its world premiere in the main competition category of the 35th International Documentary Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA) in the Netherlands, vying for the prize along with 12 other films, earning a nomination for the IDFA Award for Best First Feature. IDFA is the most prestigious documentary festival in the world.

Set against the turbulent backdrop of Iranian history over the last 40 years, Silent House tracks the fortunes of three generations of an upper-middle-class Iranian family. At the center of the story stands the century-old house in Tehran in which the family lived through both happy and tragic times. The filmmakers, a brother and sister in the family, were able to draw on the rich archive of family home movies, placing them alongside historical material as well as interviews with relatives. Charting the changes experienced by the members of this traditional family following the 1979 revolution until the present time in a highly personal narration, they weave together a rich tapestry of Iranian society's diverse themes. With the house itself as a silent witness, the family’s story becomes a mirror of society.

The IDFA president Orwa Nyrabia commented on Silent House in a press conference commented on "Silent House" co-directed by Farnaz Jurabchian and Mohammadreza Jurabchian, saying, "Silent House is a mirror of the contemporary history of Iran in the past couple of decades, and we believe that it will be seen all around the world because it is very well-made." France's international documentary film festival known as FIPADOC is currently one of the most prominent marketing fields for documentary films in Europe. Presided by Anne Georget, this round of the festival features a number of France's domestic and joint productions in different categories such as the main international competition, musical documentaries, French documentaries, Grand Prix Impact, French-Language Panorama, Smart Award, Short Films, New Talent Award, Europeans Storytelling Award, Special Screenings, tributes and Young Artists, and was held from 20-28 Jan, 2023 in Biarritz, France.

The cast and crew of the 100-minute documentary film Silent House made in a period of six years are the following: Writer and director: Farnaz Jurabchian and Mohammadreza Jurabchian, Director of photography: Mohammadreza Jurabchian, Editing: Hayedeh Safiyari, Music: Hamed Sabet, Sound mixing and design: Ramin Abousedgh, Narrators: Farnaz and Mohammadreza Jurabchian, Poster and graphic design: Farhad Fozouni, Narration: Narges Farshi, Farnaz and Mohammadreza Jurabchian, Public Relations: Mansour Jahani, Producers: Farnaz Jurabchian, Mohammadreza Jurabchian, Co-production: Elaheh Nobakht, Stephanie Lebrun, Jewel Maranan, and the National Film Board of Canada A joint production of Iran, Canada, France, the Philippines and Qatar, 2022.

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