Isfahan’s Son
Isfahan’s Son

Isfahan’s Son

Director Farshad Ektesabi

Production year 2013

Length 32min.

Country Iran


n 1857, Ernst Hoeltzer, a German engineer and expert in the telegram, was invited to Iran by the British government to install the telegram lines. While there he also took photos of Iranians, Muslims, Jewish and Armenian nations. A major part of his photos were taken in Isfahan, where many Armenians used to live. He married an Armenian girl and took many photos of Armenian social life. These photos were hidden for 150 years, and then an accident happened... The film documents Hoeltzer’s life story and the events he faced.



Farshad Ektesabi
Farshad Ektesabi



Abdolhamid Arjmand


Farshad Ektesabi

Director of Photography

Sooroosh Morshedian, Babak Nemati

Production designer

Abdolhamid Arjmand

Music by

Omid Fatolahi


Siyamak Kazemi


Farshad Ektesabi


Hosein Adhami, Majid Moalemi

Production company(ies)


Farshad Ektesabi

Born 1970, Tehran, Iran. Farshad Ektesabi is an Iranian documentary film director. He received his Bachelors in in Film Direction from Soureh University and his Masters in Dramatic Literature from Azad University.


Mystery of a Statue (1998), In Search of the Phoenix (2000), A Journey to Wonderland (2010), Jacques de Morgan (2010), A Mad from Scandinavia (2011), Susa (2011), Paper Couriers (2011), Ghardan Khan (2012), In Search of a City (2013), A Journey to the Good Fortune Valley (2013), Isfahan’s Son (2013).

FILMS 2013