An inspirational, hour-long conversation with renowned documentary filmmaker Firouzeh Khosrovani. Writer Pamela Cohn talks with her about her body of work, creative methods, and views on documentary filmmaking, highlighted by excerpts from her films.
Born in Tehran, Firouzeh Khosrovani settled in Italy to pursue her artistic studies at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. She made her debut as a filmmaker with Life Train (2004), a documentary on the ‘play’ therapy. In 2007 she directed Rough Cut, which won thirteen international festival awards, followed by Cutting Off in 2008, an installation and video art piece for the museum of Triennale di Milano. After, she made numerous films and participated in different documentary projects: 1001 Irans (2010), Espelho Meu (2011), Unveiled and Veiled Again (2012), Profession: Documentarist (2014) and Fest of Duty (2014).
Her latest film Radiograph of a Family (2020), a pre- and post-revolutionary story of the daughter of a secular father and a devout Muslim mother living under one roof, is selected for IDFA’s Feature-Length Competition this year.