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The Paternal House

Directed by Kianoush Ayari
Iran | 2012 | 97 min | Unclassified 15+
 Language: Persian (English Subtitles)
SYNOPSIS

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.

FESTIVALS

2012 Venice Film Festival

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The Paternal House

Directed by Kianoush Ayari
Iran | 2012 | 97 min | Unclassified 15+
 Language: Persian (English Subtitles)
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SYNOPSIS

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.

FESTIVALS

2012 Venice Film Festival

CREDITS

Director and Screenplay Kianoush Ayari
Producer Kianoush Ayari
Executive Producer Shahrokh Dastoortabar
Cinematography Dariush Ayari
Editing Kianoush Ayari, Farhad Ghodsi
Music Behzad Abdi
Costume and Production Designe Asghar Nejadimani

CAST

Mehdi Hashemi
Shahab Hosseini
Mehran Rajabi
Nazanin Farahani
Mina Sadati

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