Directed by Kianoush Ayari
Iran | 2012 | 97 min | Unclassified 15+
Language: Persian (English Subtitles)
A young woman is murdered by her own father, with the help of her younger brother. She is secretly buried in the cellar, a space where the women of the family weave carpets and perform other domestic chores. Her loss, or perhaps her presence, continues to haunt the family as it reverberates through the following generations. Ayari’s film is staged exclusively in this house and was banned several times in Iran.
2012 Venice Film Festival