'Radiograph of a Family' won grand prize at the IDFA documentary film festival

November 27 2020

It was a big evening for Norwegian documentary films yesterday: ‘Radiograph of a Family’ won the grand prize at the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA): The Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary.

In addition, the film won the Award for Best Creative Use of Archival Material. Congratulations to Director Firouzeh Khosrovani and Producers Fabian Greenberg and Bård Kjøge Rønning of Antipode Films!

Antipode Films and Fritt Ord were actually planning to invite the public to the Norwegian premiere of ‘Radiograph of a Family’ in Oslo on Monday, 30 November, but have postponed the festive première until 2021, once we are allowed to bring people together again.

The jury wrote: “Radiography of a Family is literally an X-ray of a family. As discontent grows with politics, many people experience their families divided on ideological lines. Through masterful storytelling, Firouzeh shows how history and revolution brought about the political and personal divorce of her parents, a secular father and increasingly conservative mother. The family space changes over time due to forces of the outside world. It’s the great accomplishment of the filmmaker that she so subtly and poetically shows how divided politics can divide a room and change it forever. The fractured body of family life is told through images, photos, and enactments in such a way that the viewer, too, feels the loss."

The Fritt Ord Foundation provided funding for the development (2916), production (2017) and distribution (2020) of the film.