- Exile Family Movie has been voted to be the best austrian Film in the Year of 2007 by listeners of FM4: http://fm4.at... /
- Exile Family Movie has won two prices at the Max Ophüls Festival: Max Ophüls Price for best documentary film and Interfilmprice
- Exile Family Movie wins two Mainprices at Filmfestival Leipzig: Golden Dove for best documentary Film and FIPRESCI Price of International Filmcritics Federation
- Over 12 000 Zuschauer.
- Exile Family Movie wins Silver Hugo Award for best documentary at the Chicago Filmfestival
A family’s story, typically crazy and exceptional at the same time.
A film about home and exile, parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters and all the other relatives, close and distant, in an extended Persian family. Some of them emigrated to Europe or America, though the majority has stayed in Iran. Regardless of all the danger involved, they secretly meet after 20 years at a place which won’t raise suspicion among the Iranian authorities: Mecca. They come from America, Sweden, Austria and Iran to laugh, argue, cook and celebrate. This is accompanied by an excessive amount of hugging and kissing, and also a clash between Muslim and Western cultures.