The Paternal House, Featuring: Shahab hosseini, Mehdi Hashemi "1st Sheed Persian Film Festival" Past

Sunday, May 29, 2016 ,
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- Dallas, TX, United States
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Director & Scriptwriter: Kianoosh Ayyari
Director of Photography: Dariush Ayyari
Editor: Kianoosh Ayyari
Music: Behzad Abdi
Sound- Recordist: Saeed Salehi
Sound Engineer: Massoud Behnam
Make-Up: Hossein Salehian & Azam Rahmani
Production Designer: Asghar Nejad Imani
Still Photographer: Mazdak Ayyari
Producer: Kianoosh Ayyari
Country: IRAN
Runtime: 105 Minutes
Release: 2012-2014

Cast: Mehdi Hashemi, Shahab Hosseini, Mehran Rajabi, Nasser Hashemi, Nazanin Farahani, Mina Sadati, Massoumeh Bafandeh, Negah Khaghani, Mojdeh Hamrang, Setareh Mirmohammad, Padina Rahnama, Moeinodin Oshaghi

Synopsis: Eighty years ago, for some moral issues, a man, together with his own son, kills his own daughter and buries her at the basement of their house. This hidden grave is simply tied to the next generations of the whole family and turns to be a restraining factor.

Director’s Bio-filmography: Born in 1951 in Ahvaz (southwest of Iran), Kianoosh Ayyari was captivated by film from an early age. He first filmed on 8mm and, during the 1970s, was one of the most distinctive figures of the country’s Free Cinema movement. As an amateur director he made a whole series of films awarded at domestic and international festivals (e.g. The Reflection, The Trap, The Island, Dust-Shower etc.). Ayyari’s debut feature film was made after the revolution, The Monster (1986) which received the Best Director Prize of Fajr festival. Ayyari’s Beyond the Fire (1988) brought him an international recognition and bagged FIPA D’Or and SACD’s Silver Prize of FIPA `89, Prize of best film at Japana’s TV Films Festival in 1990 and Brugge Film Festival in 1991. And his once banned film; The Abadanis (1993) faced great success in the international scene and gathered Silver Leopard of Locarno `94 and best film prize of Aubervilliers `98. To Be or Not To Be (1998) has been awarded several prizes at the annual festival of Iranian film figures as well as the Best Script Award of Cairo `98 and Zanzibar Festival’s best film award. He directed Iranian Spread in 2003 which was a new experience in his narrative cinema and it was premiered at Karlovy Vary the same year. Kianoosh Ayyari’s TV series, A Thousands Eyes (2002) brought him a great recognition in this media and it was considered the best Iranian TV series in post-revolutionary era by critics. His next film, Wake Up Arezoo, (2004) has been one the most difficult ventures in his career as the team started filming a few days after Bam earthquake in real locations with real people whose feelings had a great impact on the film as well. Mr. Ayyari was involved in making another big TV project, Dr. Gharib’s Time from 2002 to 2008. Paternal House was completed in 2012 and premiered at Venice but it was kept in shelves for two years and then was screened at Tehran’s Fajr Film Festival in 2014. Kianoosh Ayyari’s films have collected more than 50 national and international awards for him.

Festivals: Venice (2012), Edinburgh (2014), Festival of Iranian Films Australia (2014), Festival of Iranian Films UK (2014), Chennai (2014), Bengaluru (2014),

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