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Kianoush Ayari's film
"The Paternal House" was again
Kianoush Ayari's film "The Paternal House" was again banned.
The conservative opposition has called it anti-Iranian and
have praised the film, while some others consider the basement where
the girl's body is buried as a symbol of secrecy in
House, directed and produced by Kianoush
Ayari, was banned by the prosecutor's office.
The film, which was produced in 2010 and deals with honor killings
and violence against women, was previously banned in it's first screen
At the same time with
the screening of the movie after nine years of confinement, pressures to
stop the film re-emerged in the mainstream media, where former deputy director
of cinema guidance Javad Shamghadri called the film a
Ahmad Salek, a conservative MP and member of the
Parliament's cultural commission, called the film inappropriate, and the
conservative Kayhan newspaper wrote that the film "depicts a
derogatory image of Iranians". (from Deutsche Welle)
From Tahmineh Milani's
Woe to us!
We are tired of all this interference. From a government within
Iranian Cinema except for one or two controversial films, is full of trivial
and mean comedies!
There are many artists who have cultural concerns!
Who is the enemy of national and cultural cinema?
I think some enemies have infiltrated the body of current cultural
The Paternal House was banned by direct order of the Prosecutor's
Journalist Pejman Mousavi wrote on his Twitter: "The
simple meaning of banning the movie is that even if the state's apparatus
permits a movie to be released with substantial amounts of censorship and the
movie is released, there are those who can bring the movie down with a
Now let's see how the Guidance office wants to stand up to its
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