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26 July 2012 - 21:17

Iranian filmmaker Kianoush Ayyari’s feature-length production The Paternal House will take part in the 2012 edition of Venice Film Festival in Italy.

The 100-minute film will be screened at the Orizzonti section of the event along with productions from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Russia, Nepal, Brazil, Denmark, Italy, France and Switzerland.
The Paternal House chronicles the life of a man from his teenage years to the age of 86.

Kianoush Ayyari is one of the most successful Iranian filmmakers who has directed many memorable films and TV series such as Across the Fire, To Be or Not to Be, Wake Up Arezu and The Days of Gharib.

The 69th Venice Film Festival will open with Mira Nair’s Reluctant Fundamentalist on August 29 and close with Jean-Pierre Ameris’s L'homme qui rit on September 8.

This year’s festival will screen films in Venezia 69, Out of Competition, Venice Classics, 80! and Orizzonti sections.

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