HD | 100 MINUTES | 2022 | IRAN, FRANCE, CANADA, PHILIPPINES, QATAR | FARSI (SUBTITLES) | IDFA Official Selection | WORLD PREMIERE | Nominated for the IDFA Award for Best First Feature

Silent House

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 social themes. With the house itself as a silent witness, the family’s story becomes a mirror of society.

Farnaz Jurabchian
Mohammadreza Jurabchian
Farnaz Jurabchian for F&M Productions, Mohammadreza Jurabchian for F&M, Elaheh Nobakht for ELI image
Jewel Maranan for Cinema Is Incomplete, Stéphanie Lebrun for Babel Doc, National Film Board of Canada, Fatma Riahi for Al Jazeera Documentary Channel
Mohammadreza Jurabchian
Hayedeh Safiyari
Ramin Aboulsedgh
Hamed Sabet
Narges Farshi, Farnaz Jurabchian, Mohammadreza Jurabchian
Narges Farshi, Mohammadreza Jurabchian, Farnaz Jurabchian
Mohammadreza Jurabchian, Farnaz Jurabchian
Promotional material & poster
Farhad Fozouni
Involved TV Channel
Aljazeera Media Network
World Sales
ELI image
Screening copy
Elaheh Nobakht